Comments from ChasSmith

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ChasSmith commented about Paramount Theatre exterior on Sep 21, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Beautiful! That’s where I first saw “Poltergeist”. Thanks, once again!

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ChasSmith commented about Bethel Cinema: The little movie theater that could on Sep 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm

A nice article about a true haven for the movie lover. Congrats, and best wishes for continued success. We 35mm film lovers all need it!

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ChasSmith commented about Cinema Treasures featured in the New York Times on Aug 28, 2011 at 11:21 am

Well deserved, of course. Congrats!

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ChasSmith commented about Lincoln Theatre on Aug 23, 2011 at 1:24 pm

Your help is always appreciated. Thank you!

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ChasSmith commented about Lincoln Theatre on Aug 22, 2011 at 8:07 am

I’d love to know which roadshow films were run at this theater during the 1960s.

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ChasSmith commented about Mann Westwood 4 on Aug 18, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Is that Whole Foods a complete rebuild or did they use the original structure? I hope someone will come up with a picture of the theater back in the day. I saw a few films there in the late 1970s (“Fedora”, “Airplane”) but I’m totally blank on the way it looked.

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ChasSmith commented about Plantation Theatre on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I would doubt it too, and I don’t remember what this one looked like, but that one building looks like it might have started as a theater.

(I could be wrong about that. But at least I’m in the right place for the address. The Google map pin on this page is completely wrong. It’s the 3rd or 4th such error I’ve spotted in the past few days, and I’m not even looking for them.)

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ChasSmith commented about Palace Theater on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:52 am

Thank you!

(Thanks also for your mention of the Loews Cedar-Center, the name of which I’d totally forgotten and I was having trouble finding any reference to it.)

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ChasSmith commented about Palace Theater on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:13 am

The Palace was the one equipped for Cinerama, so I guess I’ve found where I saw “2001” in its roadshow engagement two or three times in the summer of 1968. I wish I could remember more from back then about the theater itself.

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ChasSmith commented about Plantation Theatre on Aug 9, 2011 at 8:57 am

I wonder if the Plantation is where I saw “Thunderball” on Christmas Day 1965 (it had just opened that week).

Search on the above address in Bing Maps or Google and see what looks like a theater on the west side of the road. Is that the original building?

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ChasSmith commented about Colony Theatre on Aug 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

On the page for the Warnor Theatre down the street, someone said the Colony remained open till 1964, as did the Florida. Any further information at all on three three theaters will be greatly appreciated.

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ChasSmith commented about Redondo Beach Cinema 3 on Aug 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I hope I’ve positioned the street view accurately. Don’t have any photos yet. The theaters were just to the south of the (then) South Bay Galleria Mall, which is what I remember it being called in the 1980s.

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ChasSmith commented about Wellfleet Drive-In on Aug 6, 2011 at 8:48 am

The map shows this in the wrong location. It’s located farther south toward North Eastham, a little south of Gill Road and across the highway from Village Lane.

The Wellfleet is a fabulous drive-in…in fact, a complete drive-in and cinema complex to die for. I’ll post more later, including pictures.

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ChasSmith commented about Avon Theatre on Aug 4, 2011 at 5:31 am

Saw this location pinned on the map and it triggered a memory. In 1972 or 1973 I saw “Gaslight” and “North by Northwest” as a double feature at the Fine Arts in Beverly Hills. Soon thereafter I saw an ad for the same pairing of these films in Hollywood, at a theater I wasn’t familiar with. It turned out to be a storefront type of thing with 16mm projection, just a little west of the Chinese. Could that be this place?

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ChasSmith commented about McDonald's Hopes to Fry the Detroit Theater on Jul 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

“a corporation think outside the box…” ?

Oh damn, I just woke up.

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ChasSmith commented about Adding Photographs / Copyright Reminder on Jul 15, 2011 at 5:02 am

I would also respectfully request that people take the time to thoughtfully select from their photo collections, and try to refrain from uploading multiple shots that are so nearly identical as to be redundant. I feel as though I’ve been seeing more instances of this over the past few weeks.

It’s a common hazard of the digital photo age, to be sure. We all have folders and folders containing hundreds or thousands more photos than we ever would have accumulated in the film era. And being able to take more is all for the good. But let’s take a little more care here on Cinema Treasures than the average kid might, for instance, on their social networking site, and not just throw entire folders of photos onto each theater’s page. It’s my feeling that in so doing, our collection here will be all the more elegant and valuable.

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ChasSmith commented about Esquire Theatre on Jul 3, 2011 at 8:40 am

Well I’ll be damned. Go ahead and laugh, but I lived in L.A. for 17 years and ate in Canter’s a number of times without ever knowing it had been a theater. But now I do, thanks to the latest photo upload. Amazing.

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ChasSmith commented about Happy 30th, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" on Jun 12, 2011 at 11:39 am

Fantastic job, as always. And congratulations to one of the more delightful films ever.

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ChasSmith commented about Eastgate 10 Theatre on Jun 12, 2011 at 6:36 am

I lived in Cleveland from 1968-1972 and I’m trying to identify what I remember as the large suburban theater adjacent to, or part of, Eastgate Shopping Center, where I believe I saw “Patton” and “The Godfather” when new, and a “Lawrence of Arabia” re-release (even though I don’t find a re-release listed for those years on IMDb). Back then, of course, it would have been a single screen (perhaps a twin, but I remember it as one large screen). No idea what it was called then, but is this the location?

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ChasSmith commented about Demolition of the National Theatre: Still Makes Me Sick on Jun 9, 2011 at 10:54 am

Same here, from across the continent. And it still kills me that I lost my Instamatic snapshot of the “Exorcist” window on the east side of the building.

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ChasSmith commented about Cinema Treasures adds 3,000 movie theater photos on Jun 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

That worked, thanks!

I know I have much to learn when it comes to managing images. These have been displaying correctly everywhere but here—but sure enough, Photoshop Elements opened them up in the “wrong” orientation, so I rotated and resaved. Thanks again for the tip.

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ChasSmith commented about Cinema Treasures adds 3,000 movie theater photos on Jun 8, 2011 at 9:07 am

I’m having trouble with a few of my shots that insist on changing to an incorrect orientation when uploaded to the site — rotating both from “portrait”-to-“landscape” and vice versa — so I’ve had to abandon those few for now. Other than that, the new photo functionality here is fantastic. Thanks and congratulations again on the best site redesign ever.

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ChasSmith commented about Anderson Cooper on Alamo Drafthouse and texting in theaters on Jun 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

BRAVO.

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ChasSmith commented about We've added over 1,500 movie theater photos on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

First of all, I have to say that this is probably the greatest website renovation EVER. No joke. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Of course, as others have said, the new photo capabilities must be considered a leading asset.

And this is where I have one question: You mention that you eventually hope to support the rotating of photos, but that we must do it ourselves — before uploading — for now. That’s fine, except that in one set of photos I uploaded this morning, three of them appeared in incorrect orientation, but they were already correct on my end, and appeared correct when uploaded to my own web page in the past.

Any words of advice on this point will be greatly appreciated. And thanks again for everything!!

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ChasSmith commented about Pathway cleared for demolition of Beach 4 in Cape May on May 12, 2011 at 6:27 pm

Yes. Incredible.