Cinema Treasures

  • November 27, 2002

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday here in the United States, Cinema Treasures will be closed for the remainder of the week.

    While the site will remain online, we will not be publishing news or adding new theaters until Monday, December 2nd.

    Thanks to all of you for continuing to share your time and energy with everyone in the Cinema Treasures community, and we hope you have a terrific holiday.

    See you on Monday!

    Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley
    Cinema Treasures

  • New Photos: New images from Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Idaho!

    We’ve added another 13 theater photos, with shots from five different states around the US.

    Highlights include the colorful Cine Capri in Phoenix, AZ; a recent shot of the Loop in Chicago, IL; a vintage postcard view of the California Theatre in San Jose, CA; and a great shot of the famous marquee of the Weirs Drive-In Theater in Weirs Beach, NH.

    Thanks to Bryan Krefft, Roger Katz, John Elwood, Ron Pierce, and Dave for submitting this latest batch of images.

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  • November 25, 2002

    New Photos: Super-size batch!

    Today, we’ve added over 50 new theater photos to Cinema Treasures, with some truly outstanding images from all around the US!

    Highlights include a 1940s postcard view of Purcell, OK’s Canadian Theater; a neon nighttime view of San Francisco’s 4-Star; a recent exterior view of the Willimantic, CT’s Capitol Theater; a stunning matinee view of the Del Mar Theater in Santa Cruz, CA; a recent view of the aptly-named Little Theatre in New Haven, CT; a new view of Dallas, TX’s Majestic Theater; a detail marquee view of the Shores Performing Arts Theater in Miami Shores, FL; and recent views of two Idaho theaters, the Rio theater in Idaho Falls and the Sun Valley Opera House in Sun Valley.

    We’ve also added recent and vintage views of several Los Angeles, CA theaters; including the Orpheum Theater, the Pantages Theater, and the elegant Liberty Theatre.

    Thanks to the following contributors for today’s photos: John Elwood, Bryan Krefft, Gary Parks, Roger Katz, Jean, Wes Reeves, redbean, Ron Pierce, Ross Melnick, Chuck Parker, Greg Kacir/Detroit Pix, Jack Tillmany, Steve Anderson, Pete Christy, Mark Wolodarsky, Martin Trainer, Jayson Wall, Rich Simone, and Mark Gulbrandsen.

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  • November 21, 2002

    50+ New Theaters Added!

    More than 50 new theaters have just been posted thanks in large part to Jose Mendez and Bryan Krefft, as well Philip Goldberg and Steve Smith, who have been adding an enormous number of New York City theaters.

    Additional theaters were also added by Jean, Donald John Long, Graeme McBain, theater historian Jim Rankin, Ron Pierce, Mark Gulbrandsen, and Pete Christy. Thanks everyone and keep ‘em coming!!!

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  • November 14, 2002

    50+ New Theaters Added

    We’ve just added over 50 new theaters thanks to Philip Goldberg, Jose Mendez, Phil Jones, Donald John Long, Bryan Krefft, Ron Pierce, Bud Woods, Gary Parks, Graeme McBain, Jayson Wall, Angela Crotts, and Jean.

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  • November 8, 2002

    3,000+ Theaters, 1,500+ Photos!!!

    After posting almost fifty new theater entries today, Cinema Treasures is proud to announce a new milestone: we’ve just reached the 3,000-theater mark … and counting! We’ve also just recently added our 1500th photo to the site.

    It goes without saying that we couldn’t have done this without you.

    We wish we had the space to thank all of you individually, but with such an enormous community of theater lovers out there, the list would read like a phone book! However, we would like to thank, as always, our dedicated volunteer staff, our original group of users who’ve been with us since the beginning, and all of you who’ve added 1 theater or 100.

    Every single addition helps keep these theaters alive — either by publicizing their triumphs or tribulations, or by preserving the memory of those already lost.

    Cinema Treasures will be branching out into new territory in the future, but our dedication to you, our users, will never change.

    Thank you again for your continued support!

    Ross Melnick & Patrick Crowley
    Co-Founders, Cinema Treasures

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  • November 1, 2002

    30+ New Theaters Added!

    We’ve just added over 30 new theaters including a new batch of Brooklyn movie houses thanks to Philip Goldberg, more Puerto Rico cinemas from Jose Mendez, a large number of Michigan and Illinois Cinema Treasures from Bryan Krefft, a new group of Connecticut theaters from Roger Katz, and more from Ron Pierce, Rogelio Tse, Steve Anderson, and Jean.

    Thanks everyone and keep ‘em coming!

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  • October 26, 2002

    New Photos: The Late Show

    Finishing up the week, we bring you another group of excellent photos, many of which, as our headline suggests, are nocturnal views of your favorite Cinema Treasures.

    Highlights include nighttime shots of Lakeland FL’s Polk Theater, Minneapolis MN’s State Theatre, and New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and Sunshine Theater. Other interesting shots include a vintage postcard view of the Florida Theatre (in Hollywood, FL) and a recent exterior of George Lucas' hometime theater, the State Theater (in Modesto, CA).

    Thanks to Bryan Krefft, Jack Tillmany, Adam Margovic, Steve, Keith LeBrun, Gark Parks, Ron Pierce, the Minnesota Historical Society, and Patrick Crowley for today’s shots.

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  • October 23, 2002

    New Photos: Grab Bag

    Today we bring you another great batch of theater photos, with theaters from around the United States, as well as several interesting images of theaters in Croatia (in fact, these are our first Croatian theaters on Cinema Treasures.)

    Highlights include an exterior view of the Capitol Theatre in Pottsville, PA just before it was demolished; a 1926 theater program from New York’s Cosmopolitan; a recent shot of the Edison in Karlovac, Croatia; a 1940s postcard view of the Fort, in Rock Island, IL; a beautiful image of the marquee re-lighting ceremony at the Fox Theatre in Tucson, AZ; a postcard view of the fabled Grand Central Theatre; and a stunning interior view of Baltimore, MD’s Hippodrome.

    Thanks to Bryan Krefft, Marko Pekic, Ron Pierce, Jean, Michael Ackerman, Daniel K. Nelson, Ed Dobbins, Alex, William French, and Paul Knittel for these images.

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  • October 21, 2002

    New Photos: More UK Photos

    Cinema Treasures regular Ian Grundy brings us another batch of outstanding theater photos from the United Kingdom.

    Some of today’s photos include shots from several London neighborhoods, including Greenwich, Hammersmith, and Shepherd’s Bush).

    Also—thanks to Mike Rivest for his shot of the Centre Laval in Quebec, Canada. The Centre isn’t a UK theater, of course, but it snuck into today’s batch. Sneaky photo!

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