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Ross Melnick commented about July 4th Cinema Treasures Photo Challenge! on Jul 4, 2011 at 8:53 am

You guys delivered in a huge way: since this post three days ago, CT users have added roughly a thousand photos. It’s amazing!

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Ross Melnick commented about Fox Drive-In on Jul 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm

For more information on this drive-in, check out this NPR story.

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Ross Melnick commented about Regent Theatre on Jul 1, 2011 at 11:06 am

It pains me to do this, but I’m changing this theater to demolished…

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Ross Melnick commented about MoviePass Offers Unlimited Movies for $50 (Updated) on Jun 30, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Yep — see The Wrap update above.

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Ross Melnick commented about Lafayette Theatre, Suffern NY, Newsreel from 1926 on Jun 30, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Peter — Isn’t this from 1922 (since they’re showing “Nanook of the North”)?

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Ross Melnick commented about RKZ Bios on Jun 30, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Thanks RZKbios and thanks for the images!

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Ross Melnick commented about MoviePass Offers Unlimited Movies for $50 (Updated) on Jun 30, 2011 at 8:36 am

AMC also did this years ago (for far less upfront money) and it was not popular with the studios. Let’s see what happens with this next effort. The fact is most people go to the movies five times a year. If they can convince people to pay fifty bucks per month, they’ll probably do well. That’s still the price of four to five tickets in most cities. Few of us — as much as we’d like to — go that often. But I wouldn’t mind the option of dropping into a theater anytime without paying again.

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Ross Melnick commented about Cineplex selects Christie for 900+ projectors on Jun 24, 2011 at 11:37 am

Well, it is a press release. Kind of goes along with the genre/format. :)

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Ross Melnick commented about Loew's Palace Theatre on Jun 24, 2011 at 8:39 am

Hi All — Sorry to disappoint, but I took this (profile) photo in 2001. Whatever “restoration” was underway apparently has not been completed. It’s sad that a decade later these two gems are still sitting there.

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Ross Melnick commented about Times Square Theatre on Jun 23, 2011 at 9:55 am

Ha!

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Ross Melnick commented about New Photo Page! on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm

Indeed. Count me as a charter member. All of these new images are fantastic.

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Ross Melnick commented about New Theaters Page! on Jun 14, 2011 at 8:10 am

Hi Tinseltoes — Recent comments are actually higher up on the page now, though they are slightly smaller. While you and I (and other frequent users) may go for those first, we’re also trying to make the page friendlier for first time visitors. Many are looking for operating cinemas. We’re always reaching for that balance between celebrating older “treasures” and making the site a resource for moviegoers and theater owners.

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Ross Melnick commented about Jerusalem Cinematheque on Jun 14, 2011 at 7:51 am

Israel is lucky to still have a number of old and distinctive cinemas. I have a few other Israeli cinemas to add soon from Haifa and Beersheva. (Need to ID them first.) Can’t wait to see what other international cinemas roll in over the next few months.

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Ross Melnick commented about How to get the best Google street view on Jun 13, 2011 at 7:46 pm

Thanks Ron! Please be in touch with Ken Roe about updating street locations. We hope to have the capability to allow users to edit addresses soon.

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Ross Melnick commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jun 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

They just don’t (and apparently can’t) make movies like this anymore. (See Indy 4 for proof.)

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Ross Melnick commented about Mann Plaza December 2004 on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:27 am

I have such great memories of midnight shows at the Plaza. This image is all that’s left…

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Ross Melnick commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:11 am

Ok – Patrick fixed the formatting of the post.

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Ross Melnick commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jun 13, 2011 at 5:09 am

Cliffs — What browser and computer are you using?

And, again, Michael, Herculean work on this. Definitely worth tweeting about again today.

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Ross Melnick commented about Mann Plaza Theater on Jun 12, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Great photo of the theater found on this blog.

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Ross Melnick commented about Ramova Theater on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Wow — great condition and a rather unique design.

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Ross Melnick commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jun 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

Another amazing research job, Michael!

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Ross Melnick commented about HippCle1969 on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:38 pm

This is a fantastic image!

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Ross Melnick commented about Demolition of the National Theatre: Still Makes Me Sick on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’m certainly not happy when a theater becomes a drug store or some other retail venture, but to tear down this irreplaceable Cinema Treasure for a weed-filled dirt lot is unbearable. And it just sits there every day wallowing in its ignominious shame. It really symbolizes everything depressing about Westwood in 2011.

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Ross Melnick commented about National Theatre on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

Thanks Joel! CinemaTour is an amazing site. Here’s a photo you must see in Curbed Los Angeles.

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Ross Melnick commented about Queens Theatre on Jun 8, 2011 at 6:55 pm

Techman707 — which theater’s streetview would you like to correct? As for a way to correct addresses, etc., we’re working on it. Thanks for your patience…