January 1, 2010
It’s hard to believe, but Cinema Treasures is now more than a decade old. The organization was founded in October 1999 and we launched this website in December 2000. (We look forward to celebrating the site’s ten year anniversary later this year.)
As a new decade begins, there is, as there was in 2000, great excitement and great concern about the future of theatrical exhibition. The Wrap just reported that domestic box office will reach $10.6 billion for 2009. Of course, those numbers only tell half the story. We wish the world’s ushers, projectionists, managers, bookers, operators, and owners the very best in the coming years. For those currently working to save and/or operate classic theaters around the world, we tip our New Year’s hats to you.
Thank you to all of our loyal users and contributors who have made the last decade possible. All of us at Cinema Treasures wish you a very Happy New Year and our warmest gratitude.
Ross, Patrick, Ken, and Michael
June 26, 2009
Cinema Treasures passed the 25,000-theater mark this past week as our database of theaters keeps growing at a blistering pace.
Thank you to all of the thousands of contributors who have made Cinema Treasures a destination site for movie theater exhibitors and patrons, journalists, and researchers.
Finally, a special thank you to Bryan Krefft and our theater editor extraordinaire, Ken Roe, whose tireless dedication and expertise are the reason Cinema Treasures is what it is today.
Thank you again and see you at 30,000. :)
Ross Melnick and Patrick Crowley
Co-founders, Cinema Treasures
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.