Cinema Treasures Adds 10,000 Photographs!

posted by Ross Melnick on July 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm


To say we’re shocked, amazed, or blown away is an understatement. Just over one month after relaunching the site, Cinema Treasures users have added over 10,000 photographs. Thank you all for documenting these theaters and for sharing them with the world. Every photograph added to the site helps future architects, restoration experts, and historians. Plus, they’re also completely addictive.

Comments (16)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 7, 2011 at 8:12 am

Ha. When I finished uploading a batch of photos for the Hollywood Theatre in New York, last night, I circled back to the “Photos” main page and saw that the counter was up to 9,999 photos! So I added 3 pics to the Lynbrook Theatre gallery and we popped over the top to 10,004! Obviously, others were uploading at the same time I was last night… I wonder exactly which pic it was that hit the 10,000 mark!?

Amazing how quickly we hit that number! And yes… as completely addictive to add photos as it is to peruse the galleries of photos already uploaded! Great job by all concerned… this site just gets better and better!

I wonder if there might be a future enhancement that allows batch uploading of multiple photos for a single theater – like the similar function that exists for Facebook. I also wonder if the uploaded files are stored on site in their original size, so that, perhaps one day, we might be able to click on the individual photos to view the images in their original larger resolutions for even greater appreciation of the details depicted.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 7, 2011 at 10:17 am

Ed — Thanks for all of your terrific photos and for getting us past 10,000! I’m not sure which one did the trick — I was on 9,997 when I reloaded and we hit 10,003. Amazing how fast it’s grown. It’s really unbelievable.

As to your questions: I’ll leave the question of batch uploading to Patrick (who’s traveling today) but, yes, we do have all of the images in their original sizes and there may be an ability to view them in higher resolution(s). Right now, the size and format is best for the site but we may be able to do that later. The great thing is because we capture the original size, we’ve future proofed the photo galleries and can be more flexible for any new versions of the site.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on July 7, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Ed, I’ve always enjoyed looking at your photos. It’s great that they are all now in one folder. I’ve been waiting patiently for this feature so I could upload my photos. I hope everyone enjoys them even though I’ve only made it through my Illinois folder so far.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Norman — Can’t wait to see the rest! The images you’ve uploaded so far are tremendous. The photo galleries on the site are becoming must-see attractions. I’m hooked! Thank you to you both for all of your contributions.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on July 7, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Thanks, Ross. And thanks, Norman! That’s promising news about storing the files at original resolution. Hope batch uploading is something that will work one day as well… Cheers!

JoelWeide on July 8, 2011 at 10:34 am

WhoooHooo!!!! This is wonderful! Keep those photos coming in, they are an excellent preservation tool and with a site like this a great way to share them as well. Congrats to everyone at Cinema Treasures for this accomplishment!!!!

MPol on July 9, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Fantastic! Keep up the great work!

TLSLOEWS on July 11, 2011 at 6:42 am

The photo section is great,I am also enjoying the videos that have been posted.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on July 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

Yeah, just to add to what Ross said, we’d love to add batch uploading at some point. It would be really useful.

And here’s a link to our 10,000th photo.

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