Cinema Treasures

  • June 18, 2003

    Cinema Treasures Announces New Book!!!

    We’re excited to announce we’ve started work on a new book chronicling some of the best classic movie theaters still standing and operating.

    Combining a survey of 100+ years of motion picture exhibition history with profiles of theaters around the world, our forthcoming book, due in Spring 2004 from MBI Publishing, will be about the future of classic theaters, not just the past.

    We still believe that nostalgia is a wonderful thing, but advocacy for those classic movie theaters that remain is needed now more than ever.

    We hope to work with all of you in making this a book that will not only help save these cinema treasures, but one you’d like to own as well.

    And, if you belong to our community of theater owners and operators, this is a great opportunity to have your theater profiled in print. Interested theaters should contact us through our special book website.

    Thanks again for all of your support over the last three years and we’ll keep you updated on the latest developments…

    Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley
    Founders, Cinema Treasures

  • January 20, 2003

    Closed Today For Holiday

    Cinema Treasures is closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Day.

    We will be back tomorrow!

  • December 13, 2002

    Cinema Treasures Holiday Hiatus

    As many of you know, Cinema Treasures will be on hiatus during the upcoming holiday season.

    So, as we take this break, we’d like to thank you all for your tremendous enthusiasm and contributions this year — it’s been an incredible ride. When we began the year, we had just over 1,000 theaters and 500 photos. Today, less than a year later, we’re bursting at the seams with more than 3,200 Cinema Treasures and 1,500 photos!

    To review, Cinema Treasures will be on hiatus between Monday, December 16th and Monday, January 6th. Of course, if any major preservation alerts occur, we will post them, but otherwise, there will be no news during this time. Additionally, we’ll continue to add new theaters, though updates may be less frequent than usual.

    Have a terrific holiday and we’ll see you back here in January!

    Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley
    Cinema Treasures

  • 50 + New Theaters Added!

    We’ve just added more than fifty new theaters thanks to Bryan Krefft, Steve Smith, Ron Pierce, Darren Jones, Mike Croaro, Ivan Kent Steinke, Jose Mendez, Philip Goldberg, Thomas Hauerslev, Bob Holley, John Elwood, Gary Flinn, Scott Anderson, Doug Douglass, Gerald Sheehy, and Donald John Long.

    Thanks everyone and we’ll be adding more while we’re on hiatus, so please keep ‘em coming!

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  • December 6, 2002

    New Theaters Coming Soon!

    We’ll be adding tons of new theaters over the next few days, so be sure to check back often!

  • November 27, 2002

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, Cinema Treasures will be closed for the remainder of the week.

    While the site will remain online, we will not be publishing news or adding new theaters until Monday, December 2nd.

    Thanks to all of you for continuing to share your time and energy with everyone in the Cinema Treasures community, and we hope you have a terrific holiday.

    See you on Monday!

    Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley
    Cinema Treasures

  • New Photos: New images from Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Idaho!

    We’ve added another 13 theater photos, with shots from five different states around the US.

    Highlights include the colorful Cine Capri in Phoenix, AZ; a recent shot of the Loop in Chicago, IL; a vintage postcard view of the California Theatre in San Jose, CA; and a great shot of the famous marquee of the Weirs Drive-In Theater in Weirs Beach, NH.

    Thanks to Bryan Krefft, Roger Katz, John Elwood, Ron Pierce, and Dave for submitting this latest batch of images.

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  • November 25, 2002

    New Photos: Super-size batch!

    Today, we’ve added over 50 new theater photos to Cinema Treasures, with some truly outstanding images from all around the US!

    Highlights include a 1940s postcard view of Purcell, OK’s Canadian Theater; a neon nighttime view of San Francisco’s 4-Star; a recent exterior view of the Willimantic, CT’s Capitol Theater; a stunning matinee view of the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz, CA; a recent view of the aptly-named Little Theatre in New Haven, CT; a new view of Dallas, TX’s Majestic Theater; a detail marquee view of the Shores Performing Arts Theater in Miami Shores, FL; and recent views of two Idaho theaters, the Rio theater in Idaho Falls and the Sun Valley Opera House in Sun Valley.

    We’ve also added recent and vintage views of several Los Angeles, CA theaters; including the Orpheum Theater, the Pantages Theater, and the elegant Liberty Theatre.

    Thanks to the following contributors for today’s photos: John Elwood, Bryan Krefft, Gary Parks, Roger Katz, Jean, Wes Reeves, redbean, Ron Pierce, Ross Melnick, Chuck Parker, Greg Kacir/Detroit Pix, Jack Tillmany, Steve Anderson, Pete Christy, Mark Wolodarsky, Martin Trainer, Jayson Wall, Rich Simone, and Mark Gulbrandsen.

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  • November 21, 2002

    50+ New Theaters Added!

    More than 50 new theaters have just been posted thanks in large part to Jose Mendez and Bryan Krefft, as well Philip Goldberg and Steve Smith, who have been adding an enormous number of New York City theaters.

    Additional theaters were also added by Jean, Donald John Long, Graeme McBain, theater historian Jim Rankin, Ron Pierce, Mark Gulbrandsen, and Pete Christy. Thanks everyone and keep ‘em coming!!!

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  • November 13, 2002

    50+ New Theaters Added

    We’ve just added over 50 new theaters thanks to Philip Goldberg, Jose Mendez, Phil Jones, Donald John Long, Bryan Krefft, Ron Pierce, Bud Woods, Gary Parks, Graeme McBain, Jayson Wall, Angela Crotts, and Jean.

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