A Tribute to Our Former Blog Editor Michael Zoldessy

posted by Ross Melnick on November 5, 2014 at 9:31 am


If you’re like me, you visit the Cinema Treasures site for new cinemas, theater updates, and the latest news on classic cinemas and the contemporary moviegoing scene. If you’ve done the latter over the past decade, you have Michael Zoldessy to thank for making the CT blog a must-read.

This site owes an enormous and incomparable debt to Michael for his tireless work and dedication to bringing the latest news to the site every week for nearly a decade. It’s hard to think of Cinema Treasures without him but I’m grateful that he’ll still be around as a visitor and I’m even more grateful to have his friendship.

On behalf of Patrick, Ken, and myself, please help me thank Michael for everything he’s done for classic cinemas in Los Angeles and for his work on this site. Thank you Michael — we will miss you!

P.S. The blog is on hiatus for the moment but we are happily seeking volunteers to work on the future of the blog.

Comments (24)

Trolleyguy on November 5, 2014 at 11:13 am

Yes, a big thanks from me as well.

HowardBHaas on November 5, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Michael did an awesome job with Homepage News for years! On occasion I emailed him suggested stories and on occasion he asked my permission to use my photos. He was always very polite, very nice, and very supportive of historic preservation of cinemas and of this website.

Somebody please step to the plate for this important task so this wonderful website can have this great feature!

JohnRice on November 6, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Great job Michael, thanks for all your hard work! Not that I don’t value every aspect of Cinema Treasures but the blog was the thing that brought me here every afternoon to catch the latest news about theaters around the country and around the world. Sometimes I’d even find news about a theatre close to home that I previously knew nothing about. Greatly looking forward to the blog’s return!

MPol on November 9, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Well, Mike…I’ll miss you, too. It’s a nice website, and a nice blog. Here’s hoping that the blog comes back up soon, and wishing you the best of luck, wherever you go.

irvl on November 10, 2014 at 8:29 am

You’ve done a fabulous job, Michael. Thank you for creating CINEMA TREASURES. I check it almost everyday. It is a true web treasure!

optimist008 on November 10, 2014 at 5:10 pm

Michael, thank you for all your great efforts and the best of luck to you. The Cinema Treasures contact e mail does not work,I tried to send you last week’s LA Times story about Cinepolis possibly buying Regal.

ChasSmith on November 11, 2014 at 6:35 pm

Thank you for all you’ve done in making this a treasured and invaluable site.

raysson on November 13, 2014 at 11:10 am

Also shouts out to Michael Coate as well for his valuable information concerning classic movies and classic movie theaters.

raysson on November 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

Michael Zoldessy: Now that you’re leaving Cinema Treasures for other venues, let me asked you if Cinema Treasures is hiring for any and all positions at this time. E-Mail me at

HowardBHaas on November 14, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Raysson, my understanding is cinematreasures is indeed looking to replace Michael as blog editor, as he was, pro bono, i.e. volunteer.

bloosoda on November 18, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Yes, thank you, Michael for all you had done (and may continue to do) on this site. Cinematreasures is a regular stop on all my surfing sessions and it is especially because of your tireless updates!

terrywade on November 23, 2014 at 5:18 pm

A BIG THANK YOU MIKE for all your work on this great movie theatre site. You will be missed.

moviebuff82 on November 26, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Happy thanksgiving Mike….enjoy the long weekend.

Michael Zoldessy
Michael Zoldessy on December 4, 2014 at 10:31 pm

Thanks so much for all the kind comments here. It truly was a pleasure working on the site all these years.

Despite everything, I still really love going out to the movies and it’s great to know others share the same passion.

moviebuff82 on December 5, 2014 at 12:53 pm

add me on facebook Michael

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