Cinema Treasures

  • 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 13, 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 25, 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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  • October 18, 2002

    New Photos: Friday Blowout

    We close out the week with another big batch of theater photos. This time, we have images from all over the US, including Ohio, South Carolina, Missouri, Kansas, Idaho, Georgia, Michigan, and Minnesota.

    Highlights include a beautiful, detailed view of the remains of the Chief theater in Pocatello, ID; a nighttime shot of the Trustees Theatre in Savannah, GA; a recent shot of the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA; and a recent image of the American Theater in St. Louis, MO.

    Thanks to Bryan Krefft, Patrick Crowley, Jean, Paul Knittel, Joel Weide, Ron Pierce, Keith Schad, Cindy Lawson, and the Minnesota Historical Society for today’s images.

  • October 17, 2002

    New Photos: East Coast Cinemas

    Another day, another set of cool theater photos. Today, we journey back to the East Coast, with photos from several Eastern states, including New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, New Hampshire, and Florida.

    Images not worth missing include a vintage shot of the Fox Theatre in Brooklyn, NY; a 1950’s postcard view of the Harbor Theatre in Stone Harbor, NJ; a recent look at Staten Island’s Paramount; and a postcard view of the Roxy Theater in Norfolk, VA.

    Thanks to Vasilios Papaioannou, Kathleen Moore, Jean, and Bryan Krefft for submitting these images.

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  • October 16, 2002

    New Photos: Cinema Treasures Goes Abroad

    Today we bring you an excellent group of shots of classic movie theaters from around the world, including theaters from Canada, China, Denmark, and France.

    Some of the highlights in today’s batch include an electric view of Montreal’s Capitol Theatre; two shots of Vancouver’s Granville Street theater district, including shots of the Colonial Theatre and the Coronet Theatre; a poignant shot of one usher’s return to the Lyric, in Kitchener, Ontario; and a vintage postcard view of the Tivoli Cin