June 9, 2009
As you might have noticed, Cinema Treasures was inaccessible for a good part of the day yesterday.
Unfortunately, our hosting provider had a power outage at their data center, so our server was offline until the power was restored late last night.
Sorry for the inconvenience!
May 6, 2009
In honor of Philadelphia this summer hosting the annual Conclave of Theatre Historical Society, Howard B. Haas added to this site or overhauled Introductions to many historic downtown Philadelphia cinemas (many of which have since been demolished or converted to other uses).
April 10, 2009
We’re looking for a few volunteers to help us improve the accuracy of our theater addresses.
The majority of our listings have correct addresses. But there are some that do not. Sometimes, an address has the wrong number, street name, or direction… and we need to correct those mistakes.
This job is best suited for someone who enjoys being a sleuth and hunting down the most accurate address for a movie theater. You should also be comfortable using various tools of the web (Google, Google Maps, Google Earth, etc.). Ideally, you’d also have 5 – 10 hours a week you could dedicate to this task.
This is a volunteer position, and you will receive credit on our Volunteers page. And if things go well, there’s a possibility that we might bring you on as one of our theater editors.
If you’re interested, please contact us.
Thanks for your help,
Patrick and Ross
March 23, 2009
We have made a number of changes to our notification system.
First, going forward, you only be able to receive a notification when new comments are made on theater pages. This feature will not work for other parts of the website (such as our blog, link directory, etc.)
Second, because many users were complaining about receiving phantom notifications (and there was no technical way to fix this problem), we have reset notifications for everyone.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused, especially to our most active users. We are working on improved notification system that we hope to debut in the next few months.
Thanks for your understanding.
February 13, 2009
It seems like only yesterday (well it was September 10, 2007 actually) that we boasted the 1,000th United Kingdom cinema/movie theater to be entered on the Cinema Treasures database. We can now reveal that this figure has been doubled, thanks to our volunteer Theater Editor Ken Roe (who is based in London, UK) and the many dedicated contributors throughout the world who have made such a marked input on this section of the site. Congratulations to all concerned in making this Landmark event….2,000+ and counting……..
As if this wasn’t enough……Cinema Treasures has also attained another Landmark event……
The United Kingdom section of Cinema Treasures can now boast to be the first major country on our ‘Locations’ that has listings for ALL currently operating cinemas represented. Again Ken Roe and many other mainly UK contributors have achieved the mammoth task of building a database list of every ‘open’ cinema in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Our pages range from the latest city multiplex and megaplex to the restored ‘classic’ cinema buildings, and also include the art centres and public halls which keep the magic of cinema alive in the small towns and villages. Again congratulations are in order for this outstanding achievement.
January 1, 2009
Happy New Year’s from all of us here at Cinema Treasures. We wish you all a happy and healthy new year and we’ll be back next week with more news.
December 25, 2008
Happy Holidays to all of our users around the world. We look forward to seeing you next week!
December 18, 2008
Today, Entertainment Weekly named Cinema Treasures the site of the day. Definitely a great endorsement.
August 8, 2008
Cinema Treasures is the site of the week on the AMCTV Blog, Future of Classic.
Whether you’re looking for the best place to see The Dark Knight or trying to find out what happened to the Roxy in New York, Cinema Treasures can help. Film historian Ross Melnick and web designer Patrick Crowley started the site in 2000 to help save classical movie theaters, but it’s really a celebration of moviegoing — past, present and future. “We learned that you can’t classify anyone’s theater as not important,” says Melnick. Though many cinema lovers are preservationists, “People forge this weird bond with their theater no matter what it looks like or how historic it is,” adds Crowley.
Check out the nice write up at the link above.
July 2, 2008
We’re rolling out a new comment policy today.
Because our community continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it’s now a good time to remind folks about the basic rules of posting comments here.
Many of these rules were actually created long ago. But, by posting our policy in public, we hope to cut down on any confusion about what is and is not acceptable.
As always, with your help, Cinema Treasures will remain a great community!
Patrick Crowley and Ross Melnick