February 8, 2005
OSAGE, IA — Our good friends at the Watts received some well-deserved recognition after being profiled in our book and listed as one of USA Today’s 10 Great Places.
The local CBS television affiliate ran a segment quoting manager Earl Kennedy, “It’s a very, very short list. It’s just awesome to me to be included on the list. It is wonderful, it’s a one of a kind experience and I consider it a huge honor.”
To Mary Peiper’s article in The Globe Gazette he added, “In the age of the multiplex it seems small town theaters are going out the door. But the Watts has always been one to buck the trend.”
Keep up the good work, guys!
January 21, 2005
Cinema Treasures co-authors Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs recently chose 10 classic cinemas from across the United States for USA Today’s weekly travel feature, “10 Great Places.” The list is not a “top ten,” but rather a varied programming, geographical, and architectural selection of “Cinema Treasures” from across the nation.
To see the list and the reason for a theater’s inclusion, read Shawn Sell’s “10 Great Places To Revel In Cinematic Grandeur” article published today in USA Today. For more information on the book, visit the book website.
January 11, 2005
Ottakers in the UK are quite a good size chain – Waterstones only had 2 copies – 1 in Oxford Street, London and 1 in York. Borders couldn’t find it at all on any of their databases.
January 7, 2005
LOS ANGELES, CA — Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan recently reviewed our new book, writing: “Handsomely produced and extensively illustrated, ‘Cinema Treasures’ is detailed without being dull and thoroughly at home with this often neglected subject matter.”
For more information about the book, please visit our book website.
January 4, 2005
SANDPOINT, ID — The Bonner County Daily Bee recently profiled the Panida Theater and its inclusion in our new book, “Cinema Treasures.” Dedicated to the people of the Panhandle of Idaho, the theater opened in 1927 and remains a local cultural and entertainment center. It is one of 30 theaters profiled in the book.
December 14, 2004
This holiday season don’t be surprised when you see Cinema Treasures at your local theater and/or multiplex.
Through the generosity of our friends in the industry and great support from MBI Publishing, we have been able to secure pre-show slides in some 875 screens across the country.
We are very grateful to Loews Cineplex Entertainment,
Muvico Theatres, and Cinema Advertising International for giving Cinema Treasures, both the book and website, a place up there on the silver screen.
November 16, 2004
Our new book, “Cinema Treasures,” is mentioned in the current issue of Newsweek in the “Tip Sheet” section (page 77) and is featured in the article “Cinema Paradiso” in the December 2004/January 2005 issue of Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine (page 78).
For both articles, co-authors Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs selected seven “Cinema Treasures” (Panida Theater in Sandpoint, ID; Senator Theatre in Baltimore, MD; Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA; Cape Cinema in Dennis, MA; Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY; Oriental Theatre in Milwaukee, WI; and Cinerama Dome in Hollywood, CA) as examples of classic movie theaters still showing films today.
November 1, 2004
Since Traverse City is home to the City Opera House, which is one of the many theaters featured in our book, the article includes comments from Ross Melnick and Andrea Fuchs, as well as those involved in preserving the theater.
October 18, 2004
PEEKSKILL, NY — The Paramount Center for the Arts will celebrate the release of Cinema Treasures: A New Look at Classic Movie Theaters, by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, from MBI Publishing, with a public reception on Thursday, October 21st, at 6:00pm.
The Paramount was selected as one of thirty movie theaters nationwide to be featured in this ambitious and evocatively illustrated, published account of the rise of the American movie theater.
Says co-author Ross Melnick, “Movie theaters are not just buildings. They house dreams, memories, and culture. The venue is an integral part of the experience. Architects like Rapp & Rapp, who designed The Paramount, always believed that the architecture of fantasy was instilled in each theater to make going to the movies as exciting as the movie itself.”
October 4, 2004
After nearly two years of research and contributions by theaters and archives around the country, Cinema Treasures, by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, is now on sale at bookstores around the country!
Celebrating the history of moviegoing in the United States over the past 100 years, this book will not only interest anyone working in or studying motion picture exhibition, but just about everyone who loves to go to the movies.