Cinema Treasures

  • August 28, 2011

    Cinema Treasures featured in the New York Times

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    We’re extremely excited to say that Cinema Treasures is profiled in the Arts and Leisure section of today’s New York Times.

    The New York Times: Scrapbooking Big-Screen Memories

    Also… special thanks to Amanda Petrusich and Konrad Fiedler at the Times, as well as Roger Ebert and Gordon McAlpin for their kind words.

  • July 16, 2011

    Photostreams of the Week: Ken Roe & Ed Solero

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    As we pass the 13,000 photo mark today, here are two terrific photo galleries for you to while away your Saturday…

    The first, from CT theater editor Ken Roe, is loaded with more than a thousand eye-watering images of cinemas from around the world. View images from China, Australia, the UK, and many other countries. You’ll love the mix of beauty and decay that Ken captures.

    The second, from Ed Solero, is a wonderful (and growing) selection of images primarily from the New York area. New and old, Ed’s photostream captures the ups and downs of New York moviegoing over the decades.

    For our Saturday photo blast, the local and the global seems like the right mix and represents some of the best and most unique images we’ve seen. And if you haven’t viewed our previous featured galleries, from Lauren Durbin and Norman Plant, now’s a great time to check them out.

    Thanks for all of your contributions!

  • July 15, 2011

    Improved ZIP code searching

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    We’re excited to announce we’ve upgraded our search engine to provide better results when searching for movie theaters by ZIP codes within the United States.

    When we relaunched the site six weeks ago, we had limited support for searching by ZIP code. But, as you might have noticed, if you searched for a ZIP code, we were only able to show movie theaters located within that exact area.

    While this feature was somewhat useful, we were often only able to return a very small number of movie theaters for each ZIP code query. As well, when searching dense urban areas like New York City, we’re unable to show nearby theaters… even if they were blocks away from the ZIP code you entered.

    So, now, when you search for a ZIP code, we’ll show you every movie theater within 30 miles of the ZIP code you entered (sorted by distance). We think this feature is much more useful now and hope all of you enjoy it!

  • July 13, 2011

    Adding Photographs / Copyright Reminder

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    Over the last six weeks our photo galleries have grown from nil to nearly 12,000 images. We’re absolutely thrilled by the response and we hope you’re enjoying them as much as we are. But …

    We wanted to send a quick reminder, though, that all images uploaded to the site should be those belonging to you, images taken by others but posted with their authorization, or those images currently in the public domain (ideally pre-1922 photographs out of copyright).

    Thanks for your understanding!

  • July 12, 2011

    Amazing Images: Avalon and Pantages

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    I was scrolling through today’s new batch of images when my eyeballs started feasting on Hollywood90038’s amazing new photos of the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood and, perhaps even more rare, the Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island. Drool-worthy photos

  • July 9, 2011

    Photostream of the Week: Norman Plant

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    The Photostream of the Week comes from the extensive gallery of incredible images shot by Cinema Treasures user Norman Plant.

    These photos make up an important part of the over 10,250 images uploaded to the site in just six weeks.

    Thanks Norman for the amazing work and for sharing these images with the CT community!

  • July 6, 2011

    Cinema Treasures Adds 10,000 Photographs!

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    To say we’re shocked, amazed, or blown away is an understatement. Just over one month after relaunching the site, Cinema Treasures users have added over 10,000 photographs. Thank you all for documenting these theaters and for sharing them with the world. Every photograph added to the site helps future architects, restoration experts, and historians. Plus, they’re also completely addictive.

  • July 4, 2011

    Happy Independence Day!

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    Just wanted to wish all of our US users a Happy Independence Day! After you’re done grilling meat in the scorching heat, cool off by patronizing your local movie theater. Air conditioning, entertainment, and a cold drink is the right way to celebrate your freedom (from work!).

    Happy July 4th to our CT users around the world!

    (Thanks to Camera Slayer for the terrific image.)

  • July 3, 2011

    Photostream of the Week: Lauren Durbin

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    Looking for an amazing set of images from one of our most talented photographers? Look no further than the collection of images uploaded by Cinema Treasures user Lauren Durbin.

    This is simply an amazing collection of photographs of theaters throughout the United States. Bookmark her photo page and come back to it often. Thanks Lauren for the amazing work and for sharing it with the CT community!

    We’ll be showcasing more user galleries in the weeks to come…

  • July 1, 2011

    July 4th Cinema Treasures Photo Challenge!

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    Since relaunching one month ago, Cinema Treasures users have added over 8,000 photos to the site. We’re absolutely blown away by the response and completely addicted to viewing all of the images coming in every hour.

    Despite the breadth and depth of the images on the site, some pivotal theaters are still in need of one or more photographs. If you’re traveling this weekend, we’d love your help in documenting drive-ins, single screens, and megaplexes wherever you are.

    Have a great July 4th and look for all of the new photographs next week when our traveling users return home!