October 9, 2003
As you may have noticed, we’ve given our theater news section a complete overhaul, with many improvements and new features (see full list below). But probably the biggest change of all is that we’re counting on your help to make Cinema Treasures THE place for theater preservation news.
Here’s a quick list of some of the new features & improvements in our theater news area.
• Add your theater news (see above)
• Discuss interesting stories with other Cinema Treasures users
• Email articles to friends & co-workers
• Use our printer-friendly layout if you need to print a copy of an article
• Use our news categories to keep track of specific topics
• Search our theater news archives using our search tool (we’ll be posting older stories over the next few weeks)
• Browse our news archives by category or month
October 8, 2003
One of the coolest features of our new site is the ability to edit your user profile. Besides telling everyone more about yourself, you can make a list of your favorite theaters and movies.
October 7, 2003
We’re proud to announce we’ve given the Cinema Treasures site a massive makeover, with TONS of new features and improvements.
When we launched this site nearly three years ago, we never expected it would grow as quickly as it did. As a result, we’ve experienced some definite growing pains, as the site repeatedly dwarfed our ability to support it.
So, over the past few months, we’ve totally rebuilt Cinema Treasures, applying everything we’ve learned over the past three years. In fact, there are so many changes to discuss that we’ll be highlighting a major new feature every day this week. But for now, here’s a quick list of some of the top changes/improvements.
September 1, 2003
We’ll be back tomorrow!
July 16, 2003
Today, we’re proud to announce that Andreas Fuchs has joined our Advisory Board, and will be contributing to our Cinema Treasures book project.
July 3, 2003
Due to the upcoming July 4th weekend, Cinema Treasures will not be updated again until Monday. Have a great weekend!
June 18, 2003
We’re excited to announce we’ve started work on a new book chronicling some of the best classic movie theaters still standing and operating.
Combining a survey of 100+ years of motion picture exhibition history with profiles of theaters around the world, our forthcoming book, due in Spring 2004 from MBI Publishing, will be about the future of classic theaters, not just the past.
We still believe that nostalgia is a wonderful thing, but advocacy for those classic movie theaters that remain is needed now more than ever.
We hope to work with all of you in making this a book that will not only help save these cinema treasures, but one you’d like to own as well.
And, if you belong to our community of theater owners and operators, this is a great opportunity to have your theater profiled in print. Interested theaters should contact us through our special book website.
Thanks again for all of your support over the last three years and we’ll keep you updated on the latest developments…
Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley
Founders, Cinema Treasures
January 20, 2003
Cinema Treasures is closed today in honor of Martin Luther King Day.
We will be back tomorrow!
December 13, 2002
As many of you know, Cinema Treasures will be on hiatus during the upcoming holiday season.
So, as we take this break, we’d like to thank you all for your tremendous enthusiasm and contributions this year — it’s been an incredible ride. When we began the year, we had just over 1,000 theaters and 500 photos. Today, less than a year later, we’re bursting at the seams with more than 3,200 Cinema Treasures and 1,500 photos!
To review, Cinema Treasures will be on hiatus between Monday, December 16th and Monday, January 6th. Of course, if any major preservation alerts occur, we will post them, but otherwise, there will be no news during this time. Additionally, we’ll continue to add new theaters, though updates may be less frequent than usual.
Have a terrific holiday and we’ll see you back here in January!
Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley