Star-Ledger profiles Cinema Treasures
posted by Patrick Crowley on April 28, 2006 at 7:54 am
Today’s edition of the Star-Ledger has a nice writeup about Cinema Treasures.
If you’re curious about movie theaters old and new, their histories and untimely passings, Ross Melnick of Cinema Treasures has just about everything you need.
Melnick, who co-founded the Web site in Dec. 2000 with Patrick Crowley, presides over a vast network of movie house fans. It began with listings for 125 theaters and now Cinema Treasures has nearly 14,000 listings, including theaters in Afghanistan, Croatia and Papua New Guinea.
For those who do read the article, Ross points out: “I never said historic theaters can’t have digital sound, etc. I only said most cannot have stadium seating.”
Good to see a writeup like this in a well-read newspaper. Especially as New Jersey, the Star-Ledger’s coverage area, has got a little bit of everything: classic theatres that have been restored, classic theatres that now are just memories, downtown movie houses that have been partitioned (often very awkwardly if not ruinously) into triplexes or fiveplex or sixplexes, modern-day multis with stadium seating, etc. Hope the writeup results in some new members.
Now, let’s be cautious. Too much publicity could turn our little guilty pleasure, secret site into a mainstream,going concern.
Seriously, congrats on a well done piece of newspaper coverage.