January 17, 2006
As many of you noticed, we had a small comments outage earlier today.
The problem has now been fixed.
January 4, 2006
Our apologies for yesterday’s comment outage. Due to a database issue, the comments weren’t loading correctly, but it’s all fixed now. :)
January 2, 2006
Cinema Treasures would like to wish everyone who uses our site a Happy New Year!
November 28, 2005
Hope everyone had a great holiday!
As you can see, Cinema Treasures is back online and hopefully a little bit speedier. While we can’t yet say we’ve licked our performance problems, we definitely made some great progress over the past few days.
Most significantly, theater pages are now being cached, which is helping reduce the load on our server quite a bit. We also made a number of other changes which hopefully will bear fruit over the coming days.
Thanks again for your patience!
November 22, 2005
We will be taking the site offline during the Thanksgiving holiday, so that we can take another stab at improving the performance of Cinema Treasures.
Specifically, the website will be offline from Wednesday through Sunday of this week, as we continue to overhaul Cinema Treasures. While we realize this may be an inconvenience to some of our users, it is perhaps the best time for us to make such an upgrade, as everyone is likely to be on holiday.
As before, we expect to make good progress on improving the scalabilty of this website, although there’s no guarantee this round of upgrades will completely solve our current challenges.
Stay tuned, theater fans! And Happy Thanksgiving!
November 14, 2005
While yesterday’s upgrades were quite substantial, Cinema Treasures continues to remain rather sluggish.
We had hoped the upgrades would end the slowdown issue once and for all, but it’s now clear we will need to take additional steps to improve the performance of the website so that it can handle the large amount of traffic we’re now receiving.
Until the site is fixed, everyone should expect the website to be slow (or even inaccessible) at times. You may wish to limit your use of Cinema Treasures to evening or other non-peak hours, or even take a few days off from using the site.
As always, we thank you for your support and continued patience. We’ll post another update on our progress in a few days.
November 11, 2005
We’ll be taking Cinema Treasures offline during Sunday, so that we may do some scheduled maintenance on the site.
Most likely, the site will be offline between 10am and 6pm PST. If you plan to use Cinema Treasures this weekend, try to do so on Saturday.
Thanks for your understanding.
September 5, 2005
Cinema Treasures is closed today in observance of Labor Day.
We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!
August 31, 2005
As many of you have noticed, we have temporarily removed the ‘Recent Comments’ feature from our homepage.
Unfortunately, this action was necessary because the number of comments on Cinema Treasures is growing so greatly that our database is being overwhelmed. (We’re adding approximately 5000 comments a month.) As a result, the rest of the website was sluggish or even inaccessible.
This feature will return, of course. But not until we can safely insure that the rest of Cinema Treasures will not be negatively impacted.
As always, thanks for your patience and support.
Ross Melnick and Patrick Crowley
Co-Founders, Cinema Treasures
July 19, 2005
Cinema Treasures is looking for a volunteer editor (or two) to help us with our daily theater news.
If you’re passionate about movie theaters, a good writer, and have a few hours a week you’d like to contribute, please get in touch.
Extra points to those with blogging experience!