The latest movie theater news and updates
October 10, 2003
The Garden Theater, which opened on January 14, 1918 in Charleston, South Carolina, is for sale. When it opened, one entered across a tile floor, under a huge ornate arch, into a garden of hanging flower baskets, caged singing canaries, trellises and crystal chandeliers.
October 9, 2003
As you may have noticed, we’ve given our theater news section a complete overhaul, with many improvements and new features (see full list below). But probably the biggest change of all is that we’re counting on your help to make Cinema Treasures THE place for theater preservation news.
Here’s a quick list of some of the new features & improvements in our theater news area.
• Add your theater news (see above)
• Discuss interesting stories with other Cinema Treasures users
• Email articles to friends & co-workers
• Use our printer-friendly layout if you need to print a copy of an article
• Use our news categories to keep track of specific topics
• Search our theater news archives using our search tool (we’ll be posting older stories over the next few weeks)
• Browse our news archives by category or month
The word was the Grand Theatre here in Baltimore was to come down this fall, and they have been busy working to get the entire block ready for the wrecking ball. This was one of Baltimore’s surviving theatres into the 1980’s, and it’s a shame to see it go. (It shows up in several John Waters films.) One a better note, they finished up the Patterson Community Center (AKA Patterson Theatre) to the West of the Grand, complete with a new vertical marquee.
October 8, 2003
One of the coolest features of our new site is the ability to edit your user profile. Besides telling everyone more about yourself, you can make a list of your favorite theaters and movies.
October 7, 2003
We’re proud to announce we’ve given the Cinema Treasures site a massive makeover, with TONS of new features and improvements.
When we launched this site nearly three years ago, we never expected it would grow as quickly as it did. As a result, we’ve experienced some definite growing pains, as the site repeatedly dwarfed our ability to support it.
So, over the past few months, we’ve totally rebuilt Cinema Treasures, applying everything we’ve learned over the past three years. In fact, there are so many changes to discuss that we’ll be highlighting a major new feature every day this week. But for now, here’s a quick list of some of the top changes/improvements.
October 6, 2003
Cinema Treasures will not being publishing any news today. And, in a few hours, you’ll see why…
October 3, 2003
Wale’s Smallest Cinema Celebrates 50th Year
GORSEINON, ENGLAND — Read the BBC News article
50 Years At The Columbiana Cinema
COLUMBIANA, OH — Read the Morning Journal News article
Marcus Corp Seeks Buyer For Rogers Theater
WAUSAU, WI — Read the Wausau Daily Herald article