The latest movie theater news and updates

  • August 27, 2002

    2600 THEATERS!

    The Cinema Treasures theater database continues to grow at a brisk pace. Just weeks after we added our 2500th theater, we’re now proud to announce we now have 2600 theaters!

    It goes without saying this milestone would not have been possible without the efforts of those who you use this site. Special thanks go to Bryan Krefft, Celia Stapleton, Chad Irish, Chris Joiner, Dan Kaiser, Drew Taylor, Drew Taylor, George Haider, Grant Smith, Ian Grundy, Jean, Jeff Laffel, Jessica Figueroa, Joe Sedelmaier, Joseph Anthony Sobora, Kristin Knutson, Michael Bathrick, Michael R. Rambo Jr., Paul Knittel, Pete Christy, Peter Davis, Roger Katz, Ron Pierce, Scot S. Wilkinson, Sean Doerr, Serge Bosschaerts, Tammy Conner, Wes Reeves, William Hamilton, and Woody Wheeler for their recent entries.

    Again, thanks to all of our users for supporting Cinema Treasures, and the thousands of theaters we’re helping to save!

  • New Photos: Return of the UK PART II

    Ian Grundy again brings us an excellent batch of theater images from the United Kingdom.

    Among today’s shots are a recent exterior view of the Elite; a tiny, 173 seat independent cinema located in Leyburn; as well as current shots of several former theaters, including the Central in Pickering, the Cinema in Richmond, and the Lyric in Northallerton.

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  • August 26, 2002

    New Photos: More US Theaters!

    Another week, another new batch of theaters!

    Today brings us a nice collection of theater images from all over the US, including a beautiful shot of Catalina Island’s Avalon Theater (thanks to John Ledwon), a vintage photo of the Fox Theatre in Redlands, CA (thanks to Rick Schneblin), photos of 42nd Street’s Liberty and Empire theaters (thanks to Jean), and a wondeful image of the Paramount Theater in Amarillo, TX (thanks to Wes Reeves).

    Also… check back tomorrow for yet another great batch of UK theater photos!

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  • August 23, 2002

    New Photos: Return of the UK

    We close out our latest batch of theaters photos with an outstanding group of images from Cinema Treasures UK volunteer Ian Grundy.

    Ian has helped us greatly expand our UK theater listings and photo collection, and today is no different. This group of 20 images includes shots of the Baroque theaters Coliseum and Theatre Royal, as well as shots of the majestic Empire and the quirky Roxy (which is actually located on the banks of a canal!).

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  • August 22, 2002

    News From Canada

    MONTREAL, QB, CANADA — The 900-seat Imperial Cinema will undergo a major restoration and renovation effort next month, following the end of the Montreal World Film Festival on September 2nd.

    According to the Montreal Gazette, the $4,5 million project is being funded through $1.4 million of federal and local contributions, $1.7 million from the theater itself, and an additional $500,000 from Senator Kolber whose contribution will give the building a new name, the Sandra and Leo Kolber Building.

    In addition to repairing the facade and adding a brand new marquee, the theater will also relocate the projection booth and update its capabilities for 16mm, 35mm, and 70mm presentation as well as add a new sound system. Most intriguing, perhaps, is the addition of two new auditoriums in a building just north of the Imperial that was recently purchased for $450,000.

    The Imperial will continue to be the annual host of the Montreal World Film Festival and is scheduled to reopen in time for the FantAsia festival next July. The imperial originally opened in 1915.


    REGINA, CG, CANADA — In other Canadian news, the Cornwall Cinemas will close its doors tonight after 21 years. According to the Regina Leader Post, the Famous Players movie house did not renew its lease following months of dwindling audiences who the Canadian exhibitor says are venturing, instead, to newer complexes.

    No new tenants have been found for the old four-screen plex.

    (Thanks to Mike Rivest and Chad Irish!)

  • New Photos: Mixed Nuts

    Today’s batch includes photos of two Forest Hills, Queens theaters: the former Forest Hills Theatre and the UA Brandon Cinema Center; as well as shots of Philly’s AMC Orleans 8, the Kansas City Paramount, and Trenton, MO’s former Plaza Theatre.

    Thanks to Michael R. Rambo Jr., William Hamilton, and Ian Grundy for today’s images.

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    Come back tomorrow for a huge batch of UK theater shots!

  • August 21, 2002

    New Photos: North by Northeast

    Today’s batch of theater photos is a collection of 20 new images from theaters in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.

    Cinema Treasures volunteers Ian Grundy and Roger Katz bring us shots of Boston theaters the Century and the Orpheum, as well as Connecticut’s Edmond Town Hall Theatre, Palace Theatre, and Forest Theatre.

    Additionally, Ross Melnick continues his exploration of Long Island cinemas with shots of the Sag Harbor Cinema, Trylon Theater, UA Midway 9, UA Southampton, Loews Elmwood, Loews Fresh Meadows, and the Lafayette Theatre.

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  • August 20, 2002

    New Photos: The Midwest Strikes Back!

    Today, we’re glad to bring you another great batch of theater photos

  • August 19, 2002

    New Photos: West Coast Theaters

    We’ve got a terrific new batch of west coast theater photos thanks to Ron Pierce, William Gabel, Keith Altomare, and Ian Grundy!

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  • August 16, 2002

    New Photos: UK & Canadian Theaters!

    We’ve got an amazing new batch of international theater photos thanks to Ian Grundy, Chad Irish, Gayle Munro, Famous Players, and “Mark”!

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