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Screenings and Releases
(partial list)


LOCATION CINEMA(S) DATE DISTRIBUTOR LENGTH
London, England [UNKNOWN] (work-in-progress trade screenings) 13–17 Nov 1978 Felix/Penthouse Unknown, prob circa 157min
Brooklyn NY US Attorney General’s Office, Eastern Division, New York ?? Apr 1979 Penthouse 155min52sec
Washington DC [UNKNOWN] (screening for the US Dept of Justice) ?? Apr 1979 Penthouse 155min52sec
Cannes trade festival, 10–24 May 1979 [UNKNOWN] (world première, 3 screenings) 11 & 22 May 1979
(& 1 other unknown date, but I would guess 10 May)
Felix/Penthouse prob 155min52sec, possibly also 169min51sec (not 210)
Meldola, Italy Cinema Nuovo (dubbed into Italian) Censor clearance challenged by a local citizen. 14–20 Aug 1979 PAC Italian version:
147min59sec
Forlì, Italy Cinema Apollo (dubbed into Italian) Private screening for court case. Court upholds censor board’s decision to allow showings anywhere in Italy. This not-guilty verdict cannot be appealed. 31 Aug 1979 PAC Italian version:
147min59sec
Rome, Italy 6-cinema showcase: Cine Holiday, Nuovo Star, Radio City, Ritz, Royal, Vittoria (dubbed into Italian) Seized by police on 15 Nov 1979. Court overturns previous unappealable ruling, and prosecutes not the censor board, but the Italian producer and distributor for the crime of obeying the law. This version of the film was banned in Italy until sometime in 1989, when a desequestration order appears to have lifted the bans from all known versions of Caligola. 10–15 Nov 1979 PAC Italian version:
147min59sec
Italy [UNKNOWN] (11 other cities) (dubbed into Italian) Seized by police on 15 Nov 1979. 10–15 Nov 1979 PAC Italian version:
147min59sec
NYC (Manhattan) Magno Screening Room (private screening; this print was, unusually, 4-track mag/op stereo w/Dolby A noise reduction) 17 Nov 1979 Penthouse 155min52sec
New Haven CT York Square Cinema (special screening for Yale University Law School Film Club) (see also 16 Apr 1980 below) 27 Jan 1980 Penthouse 155min52sec
New Haven CT York Square Cinema (special screening for Yale University Classics Department) (see also 16 Apr 1980 below) 27 Jan 1980 Penthouse 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) Trans-Lux East (renamed Penthouse East; the first print, which quickly wore out, was the 4-track mag/op stereo earlier shown at the Magno) $7.50 1 Feb 1980 –
29 Jan 1981
Penthouse 155min52sec
Chicago IL [UNKNOWN] (contract canceled for reasons never divulged) 15 Feb 1980
NOT SHOWN
Analysis 155min52sec
Los Ángeles CA [UNKNOWN] (contract canceled for reasons never divulged) 15 Feb 1980
NOT SHOWN
Analysis 155min52sec
30th Annual Berlin Film Festival
(18–29 Feb 1980)
Royal Palast (language and subtitling unknown) 23 Feb 1980 Felix/Penthouse 155min52sec
Washington DC Fine Arts (contract canceled for reasons never divulged) 7 Mar 1980
NOT SHOWN
Analysis 155min52sec
Hollywood CA Preview House (aka Harmony Gold Preview House)
(private trade screening)
late Mar or early Apr 1980 Penthouse 169min51sec
Washington DC Georgetown (aka Dunbarton) $6.00 28 Mar 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
San Francisco CA Lumiere $6.00 28 Mar 1980 –
18 Sep 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
New Haven CT York Square Cinema (see also 27 Jan 1980 above) 16 Apr 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Hollywood CA Holly $7.50 All shows canceled on Sat–Mon, 26–28 Jul 1980, when the print was stolen. A replacement print was flown in from Guffanti in NYC by Tuesday morning. 18 Apr 1980 –
25 Jun 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Vienna, Austria Gartenbau Kino 25 Apr 1980 – Tobis Filmkunst German version:
149min36sec
Germany [UNKNOWN] (25 cinemas at first, soon after 50 total, then 100, then 130) 25 Apr 1980 – Tobis Filmkunst German version:
149min36sec
Wilmington DE Budco Branmar Twin 25 Apr 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Philadelphia PA Budco Midtown
(screen 1) $3.00 mat, $3.50 night (normal prices)
25 Apr 1980 –
21 May 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
(screen 2) $3.00 mat, $3.50 night (normal prices) 19 Aug 1980 –
4 Sep 1980
(screen 2) $4.00 19 Sep 1980 –
2 Oct 1980
Oakland CA Rockridge Showcase 25 Apr 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Palo Alto CA Aquarius 25 Apr 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Rego Park, Queens) Drake 9 May 1980 –
31 Jul 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Midwood, Brooklyn) Avenue U 9(or 16?) May 1980 –
17(or 31?) Jul 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Hartford CT [UNDETERMINED] ca 9 May 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Holyoke MA Holyoke Mall at Ingleside (Closed by police) 15 May 1980 –
16(?) Jun 1980
Newsconcorp(?) 155min52sec
New Bedford MA State (aka Zeiterion, 684 Purchase St) (Run canceled by management as a precautionary measure) 16 May 1980 —
17(?) Jun 1980
Newsconcorp(?) 155min52sec
Huntington NY Balcony (carved out of the Huntington Theatre) 16–22(?) May 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
CT [TWO MORE BOOKINGS, DETAILS UNDETERMINED] ca 16 May 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Vineland NJ Vineland Twin ca 16 May 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NJ [TWO MORE BOOKINGS, DETAILS UNDETERMINED] ca 16 May 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Portland OR Mt Tabor $6.00 16 May 1980 –
27 Aug 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Philadelphia PA Goldman (screen 1) $3.00 mat, $3.50 night (normal prices) 23 May 1980 –
12 Jun 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Doylestown PA Barn 5 23 May 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Madison WI Esquire 2 (aka Bartell Community Theatre, 113 E Mifflin St) 30 May 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Seattle WA Town $5.00 6 Jun 1980 –
30 Jul 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
12 Sep 1980 –
20 Nov 1980
Boston MA Saxon $6.00 (Seized by police on fourth day) 13–16 Jun 1980 Newsconcorp 155min52sec
Kansas City MO Fairyland Twin Drive-In (screen 1). $2.50 (normal price). (Booked for a 2- or 3-week run, but canceled after 1 week possibly in response to political pressure. Oddly, on screen 2 was a hardcore flick, The Innocence of Susan, which continued without any problems.) 20–26 Jun 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
$2.50 (normal price). 5–18 Sep 1980
Denmark [UNKNOWN] ?? Jul 1980 – Constantin Films ApS ???
Iceland [UNKNOWN] ?? Jul 1980 – Constantin Films ApS ???
Paris, France Cinéma le Normandie, 116, avenue des Champs-Élysées, 75008 (subtitled) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Cinéma Monte Carlo, 52, avenue des Champs-Élysées (subtitled) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Studio Saint-Germain, 53, rue de la Harpe, 75005 (subtitled) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Mistral, 70, avenue du General Leclerc, 75014 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Lumière (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Montparnasse 83, 83, boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Clichy Pathé, 140, boulevard de Clichy, 75018 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Cinéma la Fauvette, 58, avenue des Gobelins, 75013 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Magic Convention, 27, rue Alain Chartier, 75015 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France Ciné Nation, 133, boulevard Diderot, 75012 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Paris, France UGC Opéra, 32, boulevard des Italiens, 75009 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Sartrouville, France Cinéma ABC, 6, rue Hoche, Sartrouville, 78500 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Versailles, France Cyrano, 7, rue Rameau, 78000 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Asnières, France Cinéma le Tricycle (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Créteil, France Cinéma l’Artel Créteil, 94000 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Rosny, France Cinéma Artel (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Nogent, France Cinéma Artel, 165, grande-rue Charles-de-Gaulle, 94130 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Enghien-les-Bains, France Cinéma le Français, 38, rue du Général de Gaulle, 95880 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Aulnay-Sous-Bois, France Parinor Cinéma, 93600 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France Cinéma C2L, 25, rue du Vieux Marché, 78100 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Rueil, France Vélizy (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
Rueil-Malmaison, France Ariel, 97-99, avenue Paul-Doumer, 92500 (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
France [56 UNDETERMINED CINEMAS OUTSIDE GREATER PARIS] (dubbed) 2 Jul 1980 – AMLF-Paris 136min22sec
San Juán PR Cinema Condado (Repeatedly closed by police) 4 Jul 1980 – Cinema Features Corp ???
Philadelphia PA Regency (screen 1) $3.50 (normal price) 4 Jul 1980 –
13 Aug 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
(screen 1) $4.00 12–18 Sep 1980
Switzerland [UNKNOWN] 8 Jul 1980 – Citel Film Distribution Ltd ???
Denver CO Vogue (originally the Mission; now Vogue Lofts, 1465 S Pearl St) 11 Jul 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Pittsburgh PA Chatham $5.00 18 Jul 1980 –
2 Oct 1980;
31 Oct 1980–
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Belgium [UNKNOWN] 8 Aug 1980 – Filimpex SA ???
NYC (Canarsie, Brooklyn) Canarsie Triplex (screen 3) 8–11(or 17?) Aug 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Netherlands [UNKNOWN] (25 cinemas in 22 cities) 14 Aug 1980 – Tuschinski Film Distribution BV 155min52sec
NYC (Middle Village, Queens) Arion 15 Aug 1980 –
6 Nov 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Boston MA Cheri I-II-III (screen 3) $6.00 15–28 Aug 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
(screen 2) $6.00 29 Aug 1980 –
25 Sep 1980
(screen 2) $3.00–4.00 3–23 Dec 1982
Providence RI Cinerama ($6.00) 15 Aug 1980 –
10 Oct 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Leeuwarden NL Tivoli 1 (Nieuwestad 85-87) 27 Aug 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
[NUMEROUS LOCALITIES INCLUDING CAPE COD AND ORLEANS] MA [UNKNOWN] (saturation booking throughout entire state) 5 Sep 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Columbus OH University Flick $5.00 5(?) Sep 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) Fortway Triplex (screen 2) 19 Sep 1980 –
23 Oct 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Chicago IL Davis $7.50 19 Sep 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Vlissingen NL Alhambra I & II (Coosje Buskenstraat 144) 2 Oct 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bronx) Circle 3–9 Oct 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Dayton OH Kon-Tiki $5.00 ??? Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Albuquerque NM Don Pancho’s (2108 Central Ave SE) $5.00 3 Oct 1980 –
25 Dec 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Pittsburgh PA Warner $5.00 3 Oct 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Pittsburgh PA Fulton Cinemette East $5.00 3–30 Oct 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bronx) Palace Twin (screen 1) 10–30 Oct 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
28 Nov 1980 –
18 Dec 1980
Venray NL Luxor Studio 1+2 (Schouwburgplein 11) 17 Oct 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
New Hartford NY Cinema 6 (1 Sangertown Sq, evenings only) $5.00 (screen 1) (Seized by police; print destroyed by court order) 24 Oct 1980 –
11 Nov 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Fairlawn OH Village (55 N Miller Rd) (Booking canceled by court order; Guccione signed consent decree; Caligula is forever banned in Summit County.) 24 Oct 1980 –
13 Nov 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
On about 27 Oct 1980 Caligula got its first video release, courtesy of film pirates. A vendor in Albuquerque offered me a VHS for the modest price of $150 but, tempted though I was, I turned it down. I asked him who who his supplier was, but that, apparently, was the wrong question to ask. If you have this original bootleg, please let me know as I would LOVE to examine it. Thanks!
London, England Prince Charles 30 Oct 1980 –
6 Jan 1982
GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
8?–28? Jul 1983
NYC (Brighton Beach, Brooklyn) Oceana Triplex (screen 3) 31 Oct 1980 –
6 Nov 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
28 Nov 1980 –
4 Dec 1980
Copenhagen DK Grand ?? Nov 1980 – Constantin Film ApS 155min52sec
Copenhagen DK Nygade 4
(“four prints worn out in as many years” — Variety [weekly], 8 Jan 1986 p241)
??? Constantin Film ApS 155min52sec
Minneapolis MN Cedar (416 Cedar Ave S) 7 Nov 1980 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Astoria, Queens) Strand Twin (screen 1) 14–20 Nov 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Little Neck, Queens) Little Neck 14 Nov 1980 –
25 Dec 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Toledo OH Cinema North (formerly Cine North, Suder Ave at Benore Rd)
Interestingly, this was a 4-track mag/op stereo print.
14 Nov 1980 –
15 Jan 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Tokyo, Japan [UNKNOWN] 21 Nov 1980 – Nippon Herald Films Inc 155min52sec
(350 foggings)
NYC (Borough Park, Brooklyn) Walker 28 Nov 1980 –
4(?) Dec 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Sunnyside, Queens) Center Twin (screen 2, then 1) 28 Nov 1980 –
18 Dec 1980
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Tokyo, Japan [UNKNOWN] (4 more cinemas) 28 Nov 1980 – Nippon Herald Films Inc 155min52sec
(350 foggings)
[VARIOUS LOCATIONS] Japan [UNKNOWN] (about 150 cinemas) 28(?) Nov 1980 – Nippon Herald Films Inc 155min52sec
(350 foggings)
Greece [UNKNOWN] 4 Dec 1980 – International Greece Transport, Victor G Michaelides L.E. ???
Amherst NY Evans Art (Evanstown Plaza, 428 Evans St) $5.00 (Booked for 4 weeks, seized by police, then canceled after 6th day to avoid legal proceedings) 5–10 Dec 1980 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Cleveland Heights OH Cedar Lee $5.00
(A petition with 1,239 signatures, spearheaded by women from the Our Lady of Peace Church, handed to City Hall by Albert K Oberst, had no effect, but a lawsuit filed by Bruce Taylor of Citizens for Decency through Law led to Guccione’s decision to withdraw the movie, over cinema-chain president Jon Forman’s objections. Caligula was thus banned from Cuyahoga County.)
19 Dec 1980
(never screened)
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Boston MA Pi Alley (screen 1) 16–22 Jan 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Boston MA Beacon Hill (screen 1) (only 3–4 days/wk) $6.00 23 Jan 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Borough Park, Brooklyn) Beverly Twin (screen 2) 30 Jan 1981 –
5 Feb 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) Quad Cinema (screen 1 thru 19 Feb, then screen 4) $6.00, then $3.50–$4.50 (normal prices) beginning on 13 Feb 30 Jan 1981 –
5 Mar 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) Movieland $6.00, then $5.00 beginning on 13 Feb 30 Jan 1981 –
14 May 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) Olympia (screen 3) $6.00 30 Jan 1981 –
5 Mar 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) Liberty $5.00 30 Jan 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
México [UNKNOWN] ca Feb 1981 – Producciones Carlos Amadór ???
London, England Classic 2 Haymarket and
ABC Fulham Road
ca 6 Feb 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Chicago IL [THREE UNIDENTIFIED CINEMAS] 6 Feb 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Prospect Heights IL Palwaukee $7.50 6 Feb 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Edinburgh, Scotland ABC Film Centre 1 15 Feb 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Bristol, England ABC New Centre 1 15 Feb 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Liverpool, England ABC Futurist 15 Feb 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Cardiff, Wales ABC Film Centre
(Private showing for licencing subcommittee and councillors, who consequently banned the film in Cardiff)
18 Feb 1981 GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Montréal PQ Cinéma de Paris (English version with French subtitles) 20 Feb 1981 – Films Mutuels (sublicenced from Analysis) 153min (3min cut)
Sweden [UNKNOWN] ?? Feb 1981 – Pinguin Films International 155min52sec
Glasgow, Scotland La Scala ?? Mar 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Swaziland [UNKNOWN] 13 Mar 1981 – Cinelux Theatres ???
Aberdeen, Birmingham, Dundee, Manchester, Newcastle, England [UNKNOWN] ?? Mar 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Leeds, England ABC Film Centre 1 2 Apr 1981 – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
Louisville KY Showcase Cinemas Louisville (Screen 5) $5.00
(Raided by police; print confiscated)
24–28 Apr 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Bolívia [UNKNOWN] 1981 Wometco de Puerto Rico Unknown
Chile [UNKNOWN] 1981 Wometco de Puerto Rico Unknown
Colómbia [UNKNOWN] 1981 Wometco de Puerto Rico Unknown
Écuador [UNKNOWN] 1981 Wometco de Puerto Rico Unknown
Finland [UNKNOWN] 1981 Oy Cine-Studio 155min52sec
Hong Kong [UNKNOWN] 1981 Unknown Unknown
Israel [UNKNOWN] 1981 Shapira Films Ltd Unknown
Lebanon [UNKNOWN] 1981 Jaguar Film Unknown
Panama [UNKNOWN] 1981 Wometco de Puerto Rico Unknown
Perú [UNKNOWN] 1981 Wometco de Puerto Rico Unknown
Melbourne VIC, Australia Australian Twin Cinema (272 Collins St) 19 Jun 1981 –
21 Oct 1981
Roadshow Distributors Pty Ltd ‘Modified Version’ w/ altern ftg
149min30sec
Sydney NSW, Australia Barclay (131 Russell St) 19 Jun 1981 – Roadshow Distributors Pty Ltd ‘Modified Version’ w/ altern ftg
149min30sec
Montréal PQ Cinéma Princesse (English version with French subtitles) 26 Jun 1981 – Films Mutuels (sublicenced from Analysis) 153min (3min cut)
Vancouver BC Towne Cinema (919 Granville St; aka Studio [1949 and renamed Studio again in 1984], Eve [1972], Lyric [1978; not to be confused with the previous Lyric]; Paradise [1988], now The Tonic Bar [1999]) 3 Jul 1981 –
7 Oct 1982
Roke Distributors (sublicenced from Analysis) 155min52sec
Calgary AB Towne Cinema (617 8th Ave SW) (Seized by police after one week) 9–16 Oct 1981 Roke Distributors (sublicenced from Analysis) UK version w/ altern ftg (1 min cut)
148min
(Reopens after acquittal) 18 Dec 1981 –
Edmonton AB Towne Cinema (118th Ave & 124th St) (Seized by police on opening night) 9 Oct 1981 Roke Distributors (sublicenced from Analysis) UK version w/ altern ftg (1 min cut)
148min
(Reopens after acquittal) 11 Dec 1981 –
Toronto ON [UNKNOWN] 9 Oct 1981 – Citadel Films UK version w/ altern ftg (several cuts)
148(?)min
[VARIOUS LOCALITIES] ON [UNKNOWN] (7 cinemas) 9 Oct 1981 – Citadel Films UK version w/ altern ftg (several cuts)
148(?)min
Danbury CT Trans-Lux Palace 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Stamford CT Trans-Lux Ridgeway 16–22(?) Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Clifton NJ Nathan’s Clifton 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cranford NJ RKO Cranford 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
East Brunswick NJ Loew’s Route 18 Twin 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Edgewater NJ Loew’s Showboat Quad 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Edison NJ Plainfield-Edison Indoor 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Freehold NJ Music Makers’ Quad (later Freehold Cinema 6) 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hackensack NJ RKO Oritani 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Jersey City NJ Loew’s Jersey City Triplex 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Middletown NJ Middletown 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Morristown NJ Brandt’s Community 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Newark NJ RKO Branford 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Parsippany NJ Loew’s Troy Hills Twin 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Sayreville NJ Redstone’s Amboy Eightplex 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Somerville NJ Somerville Drive-In 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Toms River NJ Music Makers’ Dover Twin 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Wayne NJ RKO Wayne 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Amityville NY Almi/Century’s Amityville 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Bayshore NY Loew’s South Shore Mall Twin 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cedarhurst NY B.S. Moss Central Triplex (screen 2) 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
New Hyde Park NY Almi/Century’s Park East (2349 Jericho Turnpike) (often listed as being in Garden City) 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hauppauge NY Brandt’s Hauppauge 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hicksville NY Cinema 5’s Hicksville 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hicksville NY North & South (screen 2) 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Huntington NY Almi/Century’s Whitman 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Merrick NY Brandt’s Merrick 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
New Rochelle NY Loew’s New Rochelle Twin 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Bronx) Lightstone’s Palace 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Loew’s Paradise Quad (screen 4) 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Cinema 5’s Albemarle 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Loew’s Alpine Twin (screen 2) 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Almi/Century’s College 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Loew’s Metropolitan Quad 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Florin/Creative’s Plaza Cinema (screen 2) 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Brooklyn) Florin/Creative’s Ridgewood (often listed as Queens, but actually Brooklyn. Please help save the theatre!) 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Manhattan) Loew’s State II 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Manhattan) Loew’s Orpheum 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Eltingville, Staten Island) Ackerman’s Amboy Twin 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Astoria, Queens) Astoria 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Bayside, Queens) Bayside 16–22 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Elmhurst, Queens) Loew’s Elmwood Twin 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Flushing, Queens) Parson’s Twin (screen 1) 16–22 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Flushing, Queens) RKO Keith’s Triplex (screen 3 then 2) 16 Oct 1981 –
5(?) Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Glen Oaks, Queens) Almi/Century’s Glen Oaks 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Jamaica, Queens) RKO Alden 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Patchogue NY Patchogue Drive-In (aka Sunset) 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Pearl River NY Venturini’s Central 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Peekskill NY Lesser’s Beach Cinema 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Roslyn NY KB’s Roslyn 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Shirley NY Florin/Creative’s Shirley Twin 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Spring Valley NY Cinema 45 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Stony Brook NY Loew’s Stony Brook Triplex 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Wantagh NY Cinema 5’s Wantagh 16 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
West Milford NY Music Makers’ Abby 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
White Plains NY Maxi’s Colony 16 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Yonkers NY B.S. Moss Movieland 16–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Antonio TX Northwest Six 16–?? Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Antonio TX Galaxy, 2928 NE Loop 410, 78218 16–?? Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Antonio TX Century South, 1918 SW Military Dr, 78221 16–?? Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Melbourne VIC, Australia East End Cinema (100 Bourke St) 22 Oct 1981 –
2 Dec 1981
Roadshow Distributors Pty Ltd ‘Modified Version’ w/altern ftg)
149min30sec
Bridgeport CT RKO Merritt 23 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
North Miami Beach FL 163rd Street & Patio Theatre 3-Plex (screen 1) (also at six other cinemas and three drive-ins) 23 Oct 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Albuquerque NM Lobo 23 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Bronx) Palace Twin (screen 2) 23–29 Oct 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Valley Stream NY Redstone’s Sunrise Eightplex 23 Oct 1981 –
19 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Stamford CT Trans-Lux Avon I II (screen 2) 30(?) Oct 1981 –
12(?) Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Bowling Green KY Plaza Twin (screen 2?), Parkview Plaza Shopping Plaza 30 Oct 1981 –
19 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Santa Fé NM Capital (formerly the Pickford Theatre, then the St Michael’s Village Theatre, St Michael’s Village Shopping Center, 1640 St Michael’s Dr) 30 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Oyster Bay NY The Movies aka Pine Hollow 30 Oct 1981 –
5 Nov 1981
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
East Meadow NY Flick 1 & 2 (screen 2) 6–12 Nov 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
NYC (Manhattan) 86th Street East 6 Nov 1981 –
12(?) Nov 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Norwalk CT Cinema 1 & 2 aka Garden Cinemas (screen 1) 13–19 Nov 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Berea OH Loew’s Berea (screen 1) 13 Nov 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cleveland OH Loew’s Cedar Centre (screen 1) 13 Nov 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cleveland OH Loew’s Yorktown (screen 1) 13 Nov 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Richmond Heights OH Loew’s East (screen 1) 13 Nov 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Rocky River OH Loew’s West (screen 1) 13 Nov 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Toledo OH Showcase Cinema 13–26 Nov 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Battle Creek MI Towne Cinema 13 Nov 1981–10 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Bloomfield Hills MI Showcase Cinemas Pontiac 13 Nov 1981–10 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Dearborn MI Dearborn Entertainment Center 13–19(?) Nov 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Harper Woods MI Beacon East 13 Nov 1981–3 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Madison Heights MI Abbey 13 Nov 1981–10 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Sterling Heights MI Showcase Cinemas Sterling Heights 13 Nov 1981–3 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Westland MI Quo Vadis 13 Nov 1981–3 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Wyoming MI Southland 13 Nov 1981–10 Dec 1981 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Elyria OH [UNKNOWN — NOT ADVERTISED] (Loew’s chain) 20 Nov 1981 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
London UK Cinecenta 1 (formerly ABC Piccadilly Circus) 8? Jan 1982 –
29? Apr 1982
GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
10? Dec 1982 –
24? Feb 1983
Winnipeg MB Towne Cinema 8 22 Jan 1982 –
18 Mar 1982
Roke Distributors (sublicenced from Analysis) UK version w/altern ftg (2min cut)
147min
15–28 Jun 1984
(Double-billed with Flesh Gordon) 29 Jun 1984 –
5 Jul 1984
Charlotte NC [UNKNOWN] ?? Jan 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Gastonia NC Webb (booked according to Variety 20 Jan 1982, but need to confirm) ?? Feb 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Salina KS Sunset Cinemas Twin aka The Movies 1 & 2 5–11 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Quakertown PA Quakertown 3 (screen 3) 5 Feb 1982– Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Bell CA Liberty 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Canoga Park CA Baronet 19 Feb 1982 –
11 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cerritos CA Alondra 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Covina CA Covina Drive-In 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cypress CA Cypress Twin (aka Family Twin, 9823 Walker St) 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Fountain Valley CA Family Twin (17161 Brookhurst) 19 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Gardena CA Roadium Drive-In 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hawthorne CA Hawthorne 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Los Ángeles (Highland Park) CA Highland 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hollywood CA Clinton 19 Feb 1982 –
11 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Hollywood CA Oriental 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Los Ángeles CA Gordon (aka Regent Showcase) 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Montclair CA Montclair 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Oceanside CA Camino Cinema 4 19 Feb 1982 –
18 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Orange CA Villa Park Twin aka Village Theatre (Screen 2) 19 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Palmdale CA Palmdale Drive-In 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Panorama City CA Americana 19 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Redondo Beach CA Marina Cinema (300 S Catalina Ave) 19 Feb 1982 –
11 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Riverside (Arlington) CA Arlington 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Rosemead CA Rosemead 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Santa Fé Springs CA La Mirada Drive-In 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Tarzana CA Movies 19 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Thousand Oaks CA Melody (Parkoaks Plaza, 1792 N Moorpark Rd) 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Bernardino CA Studio 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Diego CA Sports Arena Six 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Diego CA Century Twin (4370 54th St) 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
San Jacinto CA Hemacinto Drive-In 19–25 Feb 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Downey CA Avenue (Neighborhood theatre/cinema built in 1922. The city government recently voted unanimously to demolish this building in 2012, much to the annoyance of the residents. Uncharacteristically, this might just have a happy ending.) 26 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Goleta CA Magic Lantern 26 Feb 1982 –
11 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
La Verne CA Mt. Baldy Drive-In (3515 White) 26 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Norco CA Crest Drive-In (nr 3rd & Hamner) 26 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Twentynine Palms CA Smith Ranch Drive-In 26 Feb 1982 –
4 Mar 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
At about this time Caligula received what appears to have been its first official video release,
on VHS and maybe on Beta, in Germany.
Los Ángeles CA Four Star 5–11 Mar 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Cedar Falls IA Cinema III aka College Square Cinema 5–11 Mar 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Logansport IN UA Theatres: The Movies at Cass Plaza (321 E Market St) (screen 2) 12–18 Mar 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Encinitas CA La Paloma 19 Mar 1982 –
1 Jun 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Oceanside CA Star 19–25 Mar 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Brandon MB Towne Cinema (29 8th St N, R7A 2R3) 19 Mar 1982 –
Roke Distributors (sublicenced from Analysis) UK version w/altern ftg (2 min cut)
147min
Winnipeg MB Cineplex 7 Cinemas aka Eaton Place 7 9 Apr 1982 –
27 May 1982
Roke Distributors (sublicenced from Analysis) UK version w/altern ftg (2 min cut)
147min
London UK ABC Edgware (formerly Cannon Film Centre) 30? Apr 1982 –
Jun? 1982
GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
26? Nov 1982 –
9? Dec 1982
London UK Studio Cinema, Oxford Circus 30? Apr 1982 –
Jun? 1982
GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
London UK Centa 3 11? Jun 1982 –
15? Jul 1982
GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
At about this time Caligula received what appears to have been its second official video release,
on VHS and maybe on Beta, in the Netherlands.
London UK Cinecenta 4 ??? – GTO UK version w/ altern ftg
149min35sec
It was at about this time in the US that the ‘R’ version was finally petering out,
and the 155min52sec version was re-released in 100 new prints.
There is some indication that the credits were altered
(“A Penthouse Film” possibly replaced “A Franco Rossellini Production,”
and there was probably a “Penthouse Clubs International Establishment” copyright claim),
though this is not confirmed.
Philadelphia PA Midtown 2; $4 3 Sep 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Chicago IL [EIGHT-CINEMA SHOWCASE] 24 Sep 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Palatine IL Willow Creek (double-billed with Three Brothers) 24–30 Sep 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Palatine IL 53 Drive-In 1, 2, 3 (screen 2) 1–3 Oct 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp ‘R’ w/altern ftg
105min47sec
Eight capital cities in Brazil [UNKNOWN: 50 cinemas] Sep–Oct 1982
Jul–Oct 1983
Jun–Aug 1984
Paris Films / Embrafilme 155min52sec
Variety (weekly) 308 no 3, Wednesday, 27 October 1982, p 6:
NYC (Manhattan) Criterion Center (screen 2 then screen 5 starting 17 Dec) 5 Nov 1982 – 12 May 1983 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) 8th Street Playhouse 5 Nov 1982 –
23 Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) Olympia (screen 1, then 4, then 2) 5 Nov 1982 –
30 Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bronx) Palace Twin (screen 2) 5 Nov 1982 –
16 Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Brighton Beach, Brooklyn) Oceana Quad (screen 3 then 1) 5 Nov 1982 –
9 Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC [UNKNOWN] 5 Nov 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bensonhurst, Brooklyn) Benson Twin (screen 2) 12 Nov 1982 –
16 Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Philadelphia PA Goldman (screen 2) 12 Nov 1982 –
9 Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
17–23 Dec 1982
NYC (Sunnyside, Queens) Center Twin (screen 2) 12–25 Nov 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec

Huh? “A PENTHOUSE FILM”???? It was never advertised like that before. It was never “A Penthouse Film.” And “BOB GUCCIONE’S ‘CALIGULA’ ”? By reading between the lines in the business correspondence, I have concluded that this reissue of Caligula actually did have such altered credits on screen, though I can’t be certain of that.
Look at the advertisements and posters elsewhere on this web page and you’ll see that Caligula was a Guccione/Penthouse Presentation of
A FRANCO ROSSELLINI PRODUCTION.”
This new claim of being “A PENTHOUSE FILM” was made preparatory to a series of lawsuits that went on for years and years and years and years in the USA and in Italy and in France and in Belgium and in Germany and threatened to spill over into lots of other places too. It is commonly claimed that Franco Rossellini died of AIDS. Actually, the immediate cause was lung cancer (he was a life-long chain smoker). But I’m convinced that it was these lawsuits, more than anything else, that wrecked his health, caused his premature aging, and drastically shortened his life span. They certainly emptied his bank account, that’s for sure.
NYC [TWO MORE CINEMAS] 19 Nov 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Around the end of November 1982 Caligula received what appears to have been its third official video release, on VHS and maybe on Beta, in French-speaking Switzerland, issued by International Video Publisher (54 avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris; executives: Alain Katz and Claude Gorsky), the distributor of Electric Blue in Spain. The only information I can find about International Video is in “Around the Homevideo Track,” Variety (weekly) 307 no 6, Wednesday, 9 June 1982, p 39.
NYC (Flushing, Queens) Parsons Twin (screen 2) 26 Nov 1982 –
29? Dec 1982
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC [THREE MORE CINEMAS] 26 Nov 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Mariners Harbor, Staten Island) Jerry Lewis Cinema 26 Nov 1982 – 9? 16? Dec 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
At about this time, December 1982, Caligula received what appears to have been its fourth official video release,
on Beta and VHS, in the UK. The video was of the re-edited UK version, and it was issued on the Electric Video label, the UK distributor of Electric Blue.
Pikesville MD Pikes 3 Dec 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Pikesville MD Mini Flick (screen 2) 3 Dec 1982 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn) Fortway Five (screen 5) 10–16 Dec 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Philadelphia PA Olde City (screen 2) 10–16 Dec 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
NYC (Bronx) Circle Twin (screen 2) 17–31 Dec 1982 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Manlius NY Manlius 31 Dec 1982 –
3 Feb 1983
Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Norwalk CT SoNo Cinema 22–25 Jan 1983 Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
In circa February 1983 Caligula received what appears to have been its fifth official video release, on VHS and maybe on Beta, in Spain, issued by International Video Publisher (54 avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris), the Spanish distributor of Electric Blue. The only information I can find about International Video is in “Around the Homevideo Track,” Variety (weekly) 307 no 6, Wednesday, 9 June 1982, p 39.
Long Beach CA Art 1 Jul 1983 – Analysis Film Releasing Corp 155min52sec
Venice CA Fox Venice 12 Aug 1983 –
1 Sep 1983
Penthouse (Analysis went out of business in Aug 1983) 155min52sec
In late August or early September 1983 Caligula, in both the 155min52sec and 105min47sec versions, was made available for nontheatrical distribution in 16mm. “Nontheatrical” generally means university film clubs and movie series, classroom use, as well as showings at libraries and churches and other similar venues.
Clifton Park NY Cinema North 23 Sep 1983 –
20 Oct 1983
Penthouse 155min52sec
Vestron licensed pan-American video rights to the 155min52sec (overpseeded to 148min14sec) and to the 105min47sec (overspeeded to 100min36sec) versions in autumn 1983 and presented its line-up of upcoming Penthouse videos to retailers and distributors at a January 1984 consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas NV. Beta, VHS, CED, and LD editions of Caligula were on sale beginning 28 March 1984.
VCL International BV licensed laserdisc and videocassette rights to Caligula in Spain on 30 October 1983. VCL was soon dissolved and the license was transferred to Virgin Video. I don’t know when the videos were placed onto the market, though I imagine that would have been late 1983 or early 1984.
International Video Publisher (54 avenue Marceau, 75008 Paris) licensed laserdisc and videocassette rights for Québec circa November/December 1984.
Rome, Italy [UNKNOWN] (revised Io Caligola, newly dubbed into Italian) 31 Mar 1984 – OMNI / Gaumont Italia New version w/altern ftg
124min43sec
Milan, Italy Cinema Cavour (revised Io Caligola, newly dubbed into Italian) 31 Mar 1984 – OMNI / Gaumont Italia New version w/altern ftg
124min43sec
Milan, Italy Cinema Mediolanum (revised Io Caligola, newly dubbed into Italian) 31 Mar 1984 – OMNI / Gaumont Italia New version w/altern ftg
124min43sec
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Italy [UNKNOWN] (revised Io Caligola, newly dubbed into Italian) ?? Apr 1984 – OMNI / Gaumont Italia New version w/altern ftg
124min43sec
Hermosa Beach CA Bijou Cinema Two 15–17 May 1984 Penthouse 155min52sec
Long Beach CA Art 29 Jun 1984 – Penthouse 155min52sec
St Louis MO Varsity (closed by County Prosecutors) 13–16 Jul 1984 Penthouse 155min52sec
VARIOUS LOCATIONS, Italy [UNKNOWN] (revised Io Caligola, newly dubbed into Italian)
(re-released immediately upon overturning of seizure order)
1 Sep 1984 – Omni / Gaumont Italia New version w/altern ftg
124min43sec
Santa Fé NM City Lights Cinema (formerly the Bijou Theater, Pen Road Shopping Center [although that part of Pen Road had been ploughed up by that time, the shopping center was still there], 1005 S St Francis Dr Ste 111 nr Cerrillos Rd; see also Bill Hill) 4–9 Oct 1984 (late show) Penthouse 155min52sec
North Hollywood CA UA Movies aka UA Valley Plaza 6 12–13 Oct 1984 (midnights) Penthouse 155min52sec
Mar del Plata, Argentina [UNKNOWN] 1,500 pesos (as opposed to usual price of 400) ca 25 Feb 1985 – Franco Cella 155min52sec
Villa Carlos Paz, Argentina [UNKNOWN] 1,500 pesos (as opposed to usual price of 400) ca 25 Feb 1985 – Franco Cella 155min52sec
Hollywood CA Vista 9–10 Mar 1985 Penthouse 155min52sec
Long Beach CA Art 23 Jun 1985 –
3 Jul 1985
Penthouse 155min52sec
Metromedia Video SA licensed laserdisc and videocassette rights to Caligula in Spain on 18 February 1987. I don’t know when the videos were placed onto the market, though I imagine that would have been between March and June 1987.
The Twentieth-Anniversary US Re-Release was issued 19 ½ years after the original US première. The press release promised that this would be the “uncensored director’s cut” which, of course, did not exist. The poster promised this would be “DIGITALLY REMASTERED & FULLY RESORTED.” The prints were actually rather awful, with an emulsion gouge on the interpositive during one scene, and with a new 5.1 Dolby stereo track needlessly synthesized from the surviving mono. (It seems that the 4-track stereo masters had been lost.) Guccione had promised to reinsert 12 minutes of footage deleted prior to the original release, but didn’t realize that those scenes literally could not be reinserted, as the negatives had been destroyed, the actors had never revoiced their lines, the music had never been composed, and the foley had never been assembled and mixed. Thus there was no resorting; the sorting was the same as it had always been. In some venues this did quite well, but then the distributor suddenly ceased business and the re-release was stopped dead in its tracks.

Note the line breaks, which force “AN ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY BY GORE VIDAL” to the beginning of a line, as well as “DIRECTED AND PHOTOGRAPHED BY GIANCARLO LUI AND BOB GUCCIONE.” See how one can mislead by telling the truth? Note that Franco Rossellini’s name is as buried as it had ever been previously. And what’s that about “CALIGULA SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLE ON PENTHOUSE RECORDS”? It was? In 1999? Really? I don’t think so.
NYC (Manhattan) City Cinema: The Village East (screen 7) 17–30(?) Sep 1999 Independent Artists Co (new firm founded by N Lee Lacy in Feb 1999) 155min52sec
NYC (Manhattan) City Cinema: Sutton (screen 2) 17–22 Sep 1999 Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
Los Ángeles CA Nuart 24 Sep 1999 –
30 Sep 1999
Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
Pasadena CA Laemmle’s Colorado 1–7 Oct 1999 Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
Hollywood CA Laemmle’s Sunset 5 1– Oct 1999 Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
Los Ángeles CA Los Feliz 3 8– Oct 1999 Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
Buffalo NY Angelica Film Center & Café 8-Plex aka Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre (screen 4) 22 Oct 1999 –
4 Nov 1999
Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
San Diego CA, San Francisco CA, Denver CO, Chicago IL, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Minneapolis MN, St Louis MO, Houston TX, Seattle WA [I DON’T HAVE ANY SPECIFICS] ca Sep & Oct 1999 Independent Artists Co (N Lee Lacy) 155min52sec
UK Film Four (Cable-TV premium channel) 31 Oct 1999 [UNKNOWN] 142min (overspeeded to 137min)
23 November 1999 saw the ‘Twentieth-Anniversary’ LD and DVD releases of the 156-minute edition as well as of a new 102-minute ‘R’ edition, poorly edited from the 156-min version seemingly on a home computer. If you have the ‘Twentieth-Anniversary’ (ID9060GM) laserdisc available at a reasonable price, please write to me and I’ll buy it from you.
(According to LaserDisc Database this laserdisc was never released. Huh.)
Cleveland OH Cleveland Cinémathèque (11141 East Blvd) 20 & 22 Jan 2000 [UNKNOWN] (Independent Artists was insolvent by Dec 1999) 155min52sec
USA/Canada Cinemax (Cable-TV premium channel) 27 Feb 2000, 2 Mar 2000, 13 Mar 2000, 10 Jul 2000, 13 Jul 2000, 31 Jul 2000, 1 Aug 2000 (?) ‘R’ without altern ftg (unique to video)
102min
Germany Pro 7 (Cable TV) 10 Dec 2002 [UNKNOWN] <135min
Buenos Aires MALBA 8 Sep 2006 [UNKNOWN] <155min altered
Montevideo, Uruguay Cinemateca Uruguaya 26 Aug 2009 [UNKNOWN — DVD projection] 155min52sec
Colorado Springs CO Chapel Hills 15 11 Feb 2011– [UNKNOWN] 155min52sec
Toulouse Cinémathèque de Toulouse (salle 2) 18 & 23 Feb 2011 [UNKNOWN] 136min
Buenos Aires MALBA 8 Jan 2012 [UNKNOWN] <155min altered
Puerta Vallarta, México Biblioteca Los Mangos (Avenida Francisco Villa 1001) 24–25 Oct 2013 [UNKNOWN] 155min52sec
Bangkok Electric Pussycat Lounge 1 Jun 2012 [UNKNOWN] [UNKNOWN]
Whistler BC Rainbow 6 Dec 2013 Image Entertainment 155min52sec
Belo Horizonte, Brazil Sesc Palladium (Rua Rio de Janeiro, 1046) 9 & 18 Nov 2014 [UNKNOWN] 155min52sec
São Luis, MA, Brazil Cine Praia Grande 13/14 Apr 2015 [UNKNOWN] 155min52sec
Saskatoon SK Broadway Theatre (715 Broadway Ave) 10 Feb 2017 (midnight) [UNKNOWN] 155min52sec
IF YOU CAN ADD TO THIS KNOWLEDGE, PLEASE WRITE TO ME! THANKS! AND IF YOU HAVE STORIES TO TELL ABOUT SEEING THIS MOVIE WHEN IT WAS NEW, OR ABOUT WORKING IN ANY OF THE CINEMAS THAT PRESENTED IT, I’M ALL EARS!!!!

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