June 14, 2005
In less than five years, Cinema Treasures' database has grown from a small group of 125 theaters to a site that now contains over 10,000 theaters and hundreds of thousands of comments, thanks to all of your support.
Although it took roughly three years to reach 5,000, the number of listings has exploded recently, growing from roughly 6,000 a year ago to over 10,000 today and counting. (It was exactly three months ago that we announced our 9,000th theater added.)
When we first started making these incremental announcements back in 2001, we could name and thank all of our major contributors in a few lines. Today, there are (thankfully) so many of you who have dedicated your time and knowledge to building this incredible database that we can’t possibly list everyone.
However, for everyone who has ever submitted a comment, theater, or news story, or voted in our weekly poll, or if you just show up every morning for the latest news about classic movie theaters, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We won’t bore you with yet another statement about how amazed we are at the rapid growth of this site (we’ve had to switch to a dedicated server, which is already overloaded!), but let’s just say that the site is growing so fast, we were already over 10,000 when we realized it.
Thank you all for making Cinema Treasures what it is today.
See you at 20,000!
[i]Ross Melnick, Patrick Crowley, and Bryan Krefft
April 5, 2005
We’ve upgraded our theater pages to support Google Maps.
With Google Maps, you can now view beautiful, detailed maps of your favorite theater locations. And, as of yesterday, you can also view satellite imagery of a theater.
March 14, 2005
Cinema Treasures just added its 9,000th theater listing!
Thanks to everyone for sharing your memories, thoughts, and histories of the world’s “Cinema Treasures,” past and present, with our growing community.
At the pace the Theatre Guide is growing, 10,000 is just around the corner …
January 11, 2005
As many of you may have noticed, member profile pages on Cinema Treasures have been missing member comment histories for the past week or so.
This unfortunate bug was the unexpected result of a recent upgrade to our website. Given the size of Cinema Treasures and our limited resources, sometimes these things happen.
We are, however, working on a solution and will have this feature restored as soon as possible. Thanks to everyone who has brought this to our attention!
December 31, 2004
From all of us at Cinema Treasures, we want to wish you a happy and healthy New Year.
2004 was a terrific one for us and we want to thank everyone for continuing to support the website and our new book.
Next year, we will be celebrating our fifth anniversary online and we can’t thank you enough for making Cinema Treasures what it is today.
December 24, 2004
Happy holidays to all of our Cinema Treasures users! Best wishes for the holiday season.
(And, for those of you still looking for a stocking stuffer, don’t forget about our new book. Copies are available at your local bookstore and many online retailers.)
December 20, 2004
December 17, 2004
We almost forgot to mention that the Cinema Treasures Theatre Guide now lists over 8,000 theaters! Once again, endless thanks to everyone who has made this possible. It’s really been amazing to see this site grow into such an amazing resource.
December 2, 2004
Cinema Treasures was briefly mentioned in this report from yesterday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times.
November 25, 2004
Cinema Treasures is closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
See you soon!