8000 Theaters!

posted by Patrick Crowley on December 17, 2004 at 5:10 am

We almost forgot to mention that the Cinema Treasures Theatre Guide now lists over 8,000 theaters! Once again, endless thanks to everyone who has made this possible. It’s really been amazing to see this site grow into such an amazing resource.

Comments (4)

Patsy on December 20, 2004 at 5:59 pm

“amazing resource”…that it is and thank you!

ZARDOZ on December 20, 2004 at 7:16 pm

As amazing as this thing is, it can get even BETTER the more scholarship we all put into it. I will attempt to do my part.

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on December 21, 2004 at 7:36 pm

Sometimes I wish the folks posting would research for more information before sending in the name of a theatre in a town. It’s almost like a race to see who can “publish” the most buildings. Finding the name and address in an old Film Daily Annual doesn’t help much when we don’t know when a theatre opened, nor when it closed, nor what chain it belonged to. This is especially true for the little theatres that were on every single main street in nearly every town in America. One might consider checking the public library for old phone books or town building records for the year of opening, microfilm from the town newspaper about the grand opening, town historical society, and maybe other sources as well. In other words, sometimes it’s quality and not quantity that counts.
(I might ad that sometimes a vague place can prompt someone’s memory, so all’s not so bad.)

Patsy on December 23, 2004 at 7:46 pm

Good suggestions, Dwodeyla. Some of the ones I have added don’t have all the pertinent information though I figure someone might know if I, at least, add the theatre name and the location.

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