The latest movie theater news and updates
November 28, 2005
Hope everyone had a great holiday!
As you can see, Cinema Treasures is back online and hopefully a little bit speedier. While we can’t yet say we’ve licked our performance problems, we definitely made some great progress over the past few days.
Most significantly, theater pages are now being cached, which is helping reduce the load on our server quite a bit. We also made a number of other changes which hopefully will bear fruit over the coming days.
Thanks again for your patience!
November 22, 2005
We will be taking the site offline during the Thanksgiving holiday, so that we can take another stab at improving the performance of Cinema Treasures.
Specifically, the website will be offline from Wednesday through Sunday of this week, as we continue to overhaul Cinema Treasures. While we realize this may be an inconvenience to some of our users, it is perhaps the best time for us to make such an upgrade, as everyone is likely to be on holiday.
As before, we expect to make good progress on improving the scalabilty of this website, although there’s no guarantee this round of upgrades will completely solve our current challenges.
Stay tuned, theater fans! And Happy Thanksgiving!
HAVANA, IL — Hello everyone, I am really glad to be a part of this community.
I recently aquired the Lawford Theater in Havana, IL, and went to work immediately painting, redoing the seats, carpeting, just about everything you can imagine! I even refurbished the screen, what a BEAUTIFUL theatre it is too.
This is where I am in need of ANY help. I need a good sound sytem that we can purchase (or better yet, donated) this town is really wild about the theatre re-opening, and they have supported it quite a lot. It’s too bad that others hurt the place so I am am putting all (or most) of my funds into it.
Can anyone out there help us in any kind of donations or sales, we even could use some hot dog warmers, etc! We are a 500 seat 1912 theater with a HUGE sound stage… thanks again for this wonderful site and its information!
November 21, 2005
St. George Theatre’s 2nd Anniversary Gala
Saturday, December 03, 2005
The 76th Anniversary and the Second Annual Gala of the St. George Theatre will be December 3rd. Live on the Red Carpet with Fred Cerullo and Brian Laline, Grammy and Tony Award Winning Composer of HAIR, Galt MacDermot, and his New Pulse Jazz Band and Broadway Singers.
Awards Presented by Special Guest, Faye Dunaway. Danny Rodriguez “America’s Favorite Tenor” (former NYPD). Complimentary Cocktails and Hors'douvres, $150.00 per person Black Tie Preferred TICKETS NOW ON SALE!!!
Call the Box Office for Reservations: 718-442-2900
Hello I was just upstate in beautiful Lake Placid , New York… home of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics. Me and the guys were staying at Sprucewood Cabin along side Mirror Lake… it was awesome.
Here’s something I ran across in one of the local real-estate rags:
Hollywood Theater located on Main Street in the Village of Au Sable Forks, Town of Jay, Essex County provides a wealth of opportunity available for your commercial interest. With over 4,000 Square Feet, Plenty of Parking out back and along Main Street this site has the potential for a booming business. The front of the building has Recently Received a Makeover and many of the Old Theater Remnants remain including the Marquee for use to Advertise Your new Location. Be right in the Middle of the Town of Jay Revitalization which is Currently Underway to present a New Look and Appeal focused on Economic Growth. Restaurants, Cozy shops, and nearby Banking align the street and the Town of Jay Park with Views of the Au Sable River presently attract a Viable Customer base and added Appeal to your New Venture.
November 18, 2005
I have a fantastic idea for The Strand theater in Enfield, CT. I would like to research grants useful in restoration and the eventual reopening of this theater. It has been closed for many years but is a truly beautiful building. If anyone can point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
November 17, 2005
I am looking to buy a theater in Florida (any type). Can any one help me? You can e-mail me at
PASADENA, CA — After a tireless effort to save the majestic Raymond Theatre by the Friends of the Raymond Theatre, the Pasadena Star News is reporting, “The city’s Design Commission has given Gene Buchanan the green light to convert the historic Raymond Theatre into condominiums and office space, dealing a heavy blow to those who want to see the 1921 theater restored.”
Although the panel voted to approve Buchanan’s plan 5-3, an appeal can still be filed.
November 16, 2005