Are you interested in showing feature films months before the home video release date? Are you interested in bringing Hollywood's greatest films to your School, College, University, Recreation Centre, Library, Museum, Art Gallery, Hospital, Hotel, Prison, or on your Bus Lines? Did you know that showing feature films is easy, cost-effective, profit generating, and fun? Criterion Pictures is the non-theatrical distributor of Feature Films for many of Hollywood's Major Motion Picture Studios. We offer movies to the non-theatrical market (definition) on four primary mediums: Blu-Ray and DVD. The majority of our films are available months before the home video release date. Our customers use these films for film programs across the country. Many Canadian schools, College and University Student Councils, Bus Companies, Hotels, Recreation Centres and Public Libraries show movies as fund raisers or special events on a regular basis. Criterion Pictures can meet all your programming needs. We can provide films and help to arrange necessary equipment. Explore our web site or contact a member of our qualified staff to find out more details.
Non-theatrical Market refers to all publicly performed exhibition of feature films, in any and all linear formats and via any and all delivery systems, now known (including, without limitation, direct-to-optical projection, videogram display, closed circuit transmission and satellite transmission) or hereafter devised, that are shown in all educational institutions; correctional facilities; libraries; museums; government institutions; community centres; recreational facilities; hospitals and other health care facilities; shut-in institutions; common areas of apartments, condominiums, dormitories and other residential communities; retirement centres; camps; religious institutions; all manner of fraternal, benevolent and community clubs and organizations; bars; restaurants; hotels; conference facilities; business facilities; and buses and other transportation services.
It is our goal to provide top quality feature films quickly and cost-effectively to the Canadian non-theatrical market. With over 25 years of experience we can proudly offer our customers superior customer service and an outstanding selection of Hollywood's greatest films. The staff at Criterion Pictures recognizes that your success is ultimately ours.
"Thank-you for the high caliber of customer service Criterion offers. Although we have only been clients of yours for a short period of time, you have won our business exclusively"
Our Association conducts business with many different companies. Criterion Pictures, by far exceeds in their industry. There are few companies that compare to the dedication of Criterion. Their staff goes beyond helping you in your event..one of the major reasons for our successful movie series is Criterion Pictures. When Criterion states their pre-release dates, they mean it. We have never been disappointed. Their staff will never recommend films that will not be suited to your venue.
"Virgin Radio (formerly MIX96) has worked extremely closely with Criterion Pictures for well over a decade. Year after year, we have worked side by side Criterion Pictures for our highly anticipated summer event - Movies in the Park. Tony and his staff are professional, dependable and reliable! They are devoted and passionate with what they do, and that passion transcends in their work. This is one of the many reasons we come back year after year! Once you get a taste of the best, you can�t go anywhere else!"
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