Cinema Treasures

  • July 7, 2011

    Cinema Treasures Adds 10,000 Photographs!


    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!


    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


    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!


    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!

  • June 28, 2011

    Cinema Treasures Twitter Feed / Flipboard


    For breaking news about movie theater technology, openings, closings, and events, as well as additional information about the exhibition industry, make sure to subscribe to our Twitter feed.

    One way to view the feed is throuugh the amazing Flipboard application for the iPad. Just make “” one of your channels and it will automatically add our tweets to your Flipboard and any related images.

  • June 13, 2011

    New Theaters Page!


    We’re continuing to update the site and have just launched a new Theaters page with even more content and browsing options. Enjoy!

  • June 12, 2011

    New Photo Page!


    We’ve redesigned the Photos page to make it easier to find new photos, popular photos, and photos of popular movie theaters like Grauman’s Chinese and the Loew’s Jersey. One notable new feature is the ability to browse through galleries of our most prolific photographers like Ken Roe, Bill Huelbig, and Howard Haas. Enjoy!

    Warning: Content may be addictive.

  • June 11, 2011

    How to get the best Google street view


    One of the most exciting features of our new website is that we have integrated Google street views directly into our theater pages. So, for the first time, you can really see a movie theater in its real environment, even when we don’t have any photos.

    Even better, we’ve added support for customizing and saving the position and orientation of the street view. So, if you come across a street view that isn’t looking directly at a theater, you can virtually move the camera to the correct location and save the view for other users.

    The response so far has been amazing. In just two weeks, you guys have already customized over 5,000 street views. Wow!

    Since there’s so much interest in this feature, we’ve put together a page with a few tips on how to get the best street view. Definitely worth a read if you’re using this feature.

    Street View Tips

  • June 8, 2011

    Cinema Treasures adds 3,000 movie theater photos


    In a week and a half, Cinema Treasures users have added over 3,000 photos to the new site!

    That’s double the amount of images that were uploaded to the old version of the website — and it took over a year to upload that many photos.

    There are terrific images being uploaded every hour, including a great set of photos of the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, PA; the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York, NY; and the Loma Theatre in San Diego, CA.

    Please find below a few reminders about uploading images:

    1. You should only upload photographs that belong to you. Do not add images from Corbis, Getty Images, CinemaTour, American Classic Images, or any other website with copyrighted photographs. If you do, we’ll remove them.

    2. You may need to rotate your images before uploading them to the site. If you need to rotate an image after uploading it, just delete the image and reupload it.

    3. We only support photos up to 10MB in size. So, if your photo is really large, you may need to resize it before uploading it.

    Lastly, thank you! We’re slowly adding photos of hundreds of theaters around the world and hope, by the end of 2011, to have a profile photo for many of the cinemas currently in operation.

    (Thanks to Richard C Wolfe for his gorgeous photo of the Roxy Theatre in Northampton, PA.)

  • June 3, 2011

    Suwanti delivers the 2,000th Photo!


    Thanks to everyone for pushing us over a nice, first week milestone.

    Suwanti’s photo of the MCL Telford Cinema in Hong Kong is our 2,000th photo added to the site since we relaunched less than six days ago.

    Looking forward already to 2,500…

    Check out our growing photo galleries»