• March 10, 2014

    Free presentation on Waltham’s first theater building


    WALTHAM, MA — The Music Hall Building of Waltham Massachusetts is an iconic part of Waltham’s history. Constructed in 1880, the building was the first of four theater buildings which would be constructed in Waltham throughout the next fifty years. From the day of its opening as a vaudeville opera house in the 1880s, to its closing as a silent movie house in the early 1930’s, the venue served the city in a variety of ways. Like many theaters across the country, the Music Hall was an ornately designed building which brought a wide variety of entertainment to the Waltham community. The theater showcased everything from local talent to nationally acclaimed vaudevillians, Broadway shows, opera companies, etc. It was also the first place in Waltham to view the new moving picture medium.

  • February 26, 2014

    Eureka at 75


    EUREKA, CA — The Eureka Theater is celebrating its 75th Anniversary next month with an exciting program for its fans. Starting at Noon on Saturday, they’re presenting 12-hour 1939 movie marathon as an ode to their birth year. They’re going back in time with prices too with all day tickets ranging from 10 to 35 cents!

    Read more in the Times Standard.

    (Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)

  • January 23, 2014

    Somerville turns 100 in 2014


    SOMERVILLE, MA — The Somerville Theatre will have its centennial this May, but the celebration starts much sooner. Starting January 31 with a presentation of Mary Pickford silent films and culminating with a screening of “The Wizard of Oz” on its May 11 anniversary, the Somerville will look back at some of the fan favorites spanning ten decades. It’ll all be in 35mm and various concerts will take place as well during the festival.

    Go to the official website for further details.

    (Thanks to DavidSimpson for providing the photo.)

  • January 22, 2014

    Matt Lambros Lecture in Santa Fe


    SANTA FE, NM — Mark your calendars because visionary photographer Matt Lambros will be doing a lecture at the Jean Cocteau Cinema on February 17. It will focus on abandoned theaters in the USA.

    Go to After the Final Curtain for further details.

    (Thanks to Matt for providing the photo of the Loew’s Palace.)

  • December 9, 2013

    Save the Boyd Rally Tomorrow


    PHILADELPHIA, PA — We’ve been covering the fight to save the Boyd Theatre and tomorrow you can make a difference. Friends of the Boyd will be holding a rally tomorrow at 11:30am outside the theatre to send a message that the Boyd should stay as is.

    Read more in Hidden City.

    (Thanks to Porcelain Doll for providing the photo.)

  • December 2, 2013

    Hitchcock screenings at the Golden State Theatre


    MONTEREY, CA — On the heels of the successful Big Sur Short Film Finale, Reel Rock, and Big Lebowski screenings, the Henry Miller Library presents Five Nights of Classic Hitchcock Films. Drinks, snacks, and select guest speaker will also be featured in this event at the 1926 Golden State Theatre. The series will run Dec 10-14 at 7 PM. It’s a Holiday with Hitch!

    (Thanks to jeterga for providing the photo.)

  • November 28, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving

    Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Cinema Treasures. We wish you and your families a happy and healthy holiday.

    (Thanks to Outverb for providing the photo.)

  • November 22, 2013

    Curtain call for Hollywood?

    VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA — This could be the final weekend of films at the Holllywood Theatre as the owner entertains new plans for the space. A preservation group, Save the Hollywood has sprung up to protect the building. If you’re nearby, check out “You Can’t Take it With You” on Saturday before it possibly closes for good.

  • November 20, 2013

    Pix Theatre reopened but will close for three weeks for further repairs

    LAPEER, MI — The Pix Theatre reopened Wednesday, November 20 with an afternoon concert by Rich Eddie’s Rockin Oldies Band. They will perform two additional concerts on Friday, then the theater will close for repairs for three weeks as water damage from the fire that struck downtown Lapeer last week was more extensive than thought. Water was still seeping from a wall adjoining the fire gutted apartment building and the roof. Because of the repairs a planned Christmas show by the Lapeer Community Players will be moved to Lapeer East High School.

    Details including video are available at WJRT.

  • November 11, 2013

    Tower celebrates 75 years


    SACRAMENTO, CA — The Tower Theatre is 75 today and they’re having a day full of screenings today culminating with one of “Algiers,” the film that opened the Tower in 1938. The Modesto Bee published an informative article on the event and some of the more popular engagements over the years.

    (Thanks to JohnRice for providing the photo.)