Cinema Treasures adds 3,000 movie theater photos

posted by Ross Melnick on June 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm


In a week and a half, Cinema Treasures users have added over 3,000 photos to the new site!

That’s double the amount of images that were uploaded to the old version of the website — and it took over a year to upload that many photos.

There are terrific images being uploaded every hour, including a great set of photos of the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, PA; the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, NY; and the Loma Theatre in San Diego, CA.

Please find below a few reminders about uploading images:

  1. You should only upload photographs that belong to you. Do not add images from Corbis, Getty Images, CinemaTour, American Classic Images, or any other website with copyrighted photographs. If you do, we’ll remove them.

  2. You may need to rotate your images before uploading them to the site. If you need to rotate an image after uploading it, just delete the image and reupload it.

  3. We only support photos up to 10MB in size. So, if your photo is really large, you may need to resize it before uploading it.

Lastly, thank you! We’re slowly adding photos of hundreds of theaters around the world and hope, by the end of 2011, to have a profile photo for many of the cinemas currently in operation.

(Thanks to Richard C Wolfe for his gorgeous photo of the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, PA.)

Comments (7)

ChasSmith on June 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

I’m having trouble with a few of my shots that insist on changing to an incorrect orientation when uploaded to the site — rotating both from “portrait”-to-“landscape” and vice versa — so I’ve had to abandon those few for now. Other than that, the new photo functionality here is fantastic. Thanks and congratulations again on the best site redesign ever.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on June 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

@ChasSmith Glad you like the new site! That means a lot. :)

As for the incorrect orientation, this often happens with older photos which don’t have the correct orientation flags set.

As a temporary workaround, you can open the photo in an image editor like Photoshop, rotate the image yourself, and then reupload it.

And, if you already uploaded an incorrectly rotated photo, you can now delete that photo by going to the photo page and clicking on the ‘Remove this photo’ link at the bottom of the page.

ChasSmith on June 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm

That worked, thanks!

I know I have much to learn when it comes to managing images. These have been displaying correctly everywhere but here—but sure enough, Photoshop Elements opened them up in the “wrong” orientation, so I rotated and resaved. Thanks again for the tip.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 8, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Are you guys working with theatre chains to get more photos of theatres – PAST as well as present – uploaded here? Also, any plans to reach out to the plethora of folks who have created regionally based theatre websites to upload their pics here?

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on June 9, 2011 at 1:48 am

Hi Chris — We’re planning to do a massive email blast in the coming week(s) and will begin reaching out to theater chains to post their images. We’re hopeful that contemporary circuits will use Cinema Treasures to reach moviegoers and get them excited about their theaters.

As for the regionally based theatre websites, any suggestions? We’d love to have them use our site to publicize their work and promote theaters.

Thanks, as always, for your suggestions!

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on June 9, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I’ve seen many websites dedicated to a particular state’s theatres & drive-ins of the past and present (Southern CA drive ins, Michigan drive-ins, etc). I suspect it’ll take tons of Google searching to find them all, but I’ve seen them. I know they’re out there.

On a personal note, I’m still holding out hope for someone to build a similar website for St. Louis. :)

Facebook’s another option, too.

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