The latest movie theater news and updates

  • October 10, 2003

    Charleston’s Garden Theater For Sale

    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.

  • Upcoming Events at the Fox Fullerton

    The Fox Fullerton has two upcoming events now listed on their web site.

    1) Tour of Fox Bakersfield
    2) The Fox Fullerton Theatre: A visual history…

  • October 9, 2003

    NEW SITE: Submit Your Theater News!

    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.

  • NEW SITE: Improved Theater 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

  • Baltimore’s Grand Theatre

    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.

  • Parkway Theatre Restoration Begins

    Activity is beginning to start on Baltimore’s exqusite 1915 Parkway Theatre. Please visit to learn the latest and help us find the resources that will be needed to accomplish this restoration. Thanks!

  • October 8, 2003

    NEW SITE: Member Profiles

    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.

    To edit your profile, login to your new Cinema Treasures account and click on the ‘Edit Profile’ link at the top of the page. (If you don’t have an account yet, you’ll need to register first.)

    View sample profile

  • October 7, 2003

    Welcome to the new Cinema Treasures site!

    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

    Today’s Newsreel

    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

    $850,000 Grant Can’t Be Used To Save Rogers Theatre
    SHELBY, NC — Read the Shelby Star article
    View the Rogers Theatre

    Marcus Corp Seeks Buyer For Rogers Theater
    WAUSAU, WI — Read the Wausau Daily Herald article