July 1, 2011
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
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 “http://twitter.com/movie_theaters/” one of your channels and it will automatically add our tweets to your Flipboard and any related images.
June 13, 2011
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
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
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.
June 8, 2011
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:
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 2011
We’re currently 19 photos away from 2000. That’s more than 1600 photos posted since Saturday! The 2,000th photo gets a blog entry and a shout out on our home page.
Cinema Treasures will be undergoing some scheduled maintenance around 12:00am Pacific Time on Friday morning.
During this maintenance, the site will be online and available. However, for a period of up to thirty minutes, some theaters may appear to be missing from our theater guide as we reindex our theater database.
If you can’t find the theater you need, just be patient and wait a few minutes until it returns. The site should resume working normally no later than 12:30am Pacific Time.
For future status updates, please follow our Twitter account.
Thanks for your understanding!
June 2, 2011
Many people have asked us how to add links to their comments.
For now, if you paste a link into a comment, it will not become clickable after you submit your comment. While we do not yet support auto-linking links in comments, we hope to add support for that very soon.
In the meantime, if you still need to link to a movie theater or some other page, just use the Markdown link syntax for your links.
Here’s an example:
Once submitted, the resulting link will look like this:
(Note: the old version of Cinema Treasures used so-called “BBCode”-style syntax for links, but this is not the same as Markdown link syntax. So please make sure you don’t use the old style.)