Comments from Ross Melnick

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Ross Melnick commented about Sutton Theater on Aug 28, 2009 at 11:45 am

Updated — thanks!

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Ross Melnick commented about Orion Cinema on Aug 18, 2009 at 11:27 am

An image of the Orion as a McDonalds outlet.

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Ross Melnick commented about Regency Village Theatre on Aug 17, 2009 at 11:56 am

There is no shuttle bus anymore (unless I am mistaken). Much of that parking is now for federal employees and visitor parking for the post office and the federal building.

In point of fact, there is no parking shortage in Westwood. The problem is the cost of parking. While the city has a lot that offers two hours of free parking before 6pm, that does not cover movie time or dinner afterwards. Some have suggested that Mann would have done better if they validated parking. Perhaps it was economically unfeasible, but it would have helped A LOT.

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Ross Melnick commented about ABC Westover Bournemouth on Aug 16, 2009 at 12:31 pm

The next comment posted about “creatures,” etc. earns an automatic deletion. Users are welcome to politely note problems at a specific theater, but Cinema Treasures is not and will not become a forum for personal (or professional) grievances.

Thank you for your understanding.

Ross Melnick
Cinema Treasures

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Ross Melnick commented about "Apocalypse Now" 30th Anniversary on Aug 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Michael — I’d love to know what the response to this film was at the military theater in Germany.

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Ross Melnick commented about Smadar Cinema on Aug 13, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Uh oh: View link

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Ross Melnick commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 4, 2009 at 11:13 am

Well, it was “brief” for me. :)

Thanks Peter and best to you all.

Ross

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Ross Melnick commented about Ridgewood Theatre on Aug 4, 2009 at 2:22 am

Dear All,

I’m traveling overseas so please excuse the brevity of my response.

My conversation with Warren is private, as is all of my communication with other members, a policy I am sure you can respect. In other words, your emails to me are confidential, as they should be.

Warren and I talked at length about the site and came to a mutual decision that the site presented many challenges for him to continue. He did indeed resign and in honor of all of the tremendously important information he added over the years, we have kept his membership active so that the quantity and quality of his contributions are recognized.

For what it’s worth, I am sincerely grateful to Warren for providing so much crucial information over the years. His knowledge is incredible and his generosity in sharing it is deeply appreciated.

I’m actually quite grateful to Warren in the way in which he exited the site. It was amicable and professional.

As for users not getting emails letting you know of posts, you need to post new messages to those theaters you wish to be notified about in order to receive emails.

Patrick and I, and the rest of CT’s incredible volunteers, do not enjoy dealing with interpersonal squabbles. In the nine years since we have been online, we have “banished” only one person.

Often, when someone leaves the site, we are accused of kicking them off. The truth is we hate to do that as it takes an enormous amount of time and upset in dealing with it. We want this to be a place for everyone. There’s no conspiracy here. We’re just trying to run a site for theaters as best we can.

Thank you all for your contributions and your concerns. You are the reason this site is as incredible as it is.

Warmest Regards and Thanks,

Ross Melnick

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Ross Melnick commented about "Radical Civility" for movie manners on Jun 25, 2009 at 11:52 am

There are few things more annoying during a screening than a sudden flash of white light to take you out of the experience. I don’t know if the Pearl’s policy would work for the larger circuits, but an usher walking in at least once per screening to check for this behavior would be a step in the right direction.

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Ross Melnick commented about Yesterday's site outage on Jun 10, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Ha!

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Ross Melnick commented about Astron Cinema in danger on Jun 3, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Please sign this petition. Every name and voice helps a great deal.

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Ross Melnick commented about Fox Theater on May 30, 2009 at 12:46 pm

Dear Chuck et al.,

Thank you for your comments and your support of Lost Memory’s considerable contributions. We are working hard to ensure that Cinema Treasures remains a community free for everyone to contribute and devoid, as much as possible, of rancor and personal attacks. We administer nearly 25,000 theater pages each day so it’s impossible to supervise everything.

I would encourage you to read this blog post, and subsequent comments, at Metsblog.com to see what everyone who runs this kind of site goes through in a given year. I’m glad to say that we have remained a vehicle for free speech, but it can be trying to balance that ideal with the practicalities of running this kind of site.

As for Cinema Treasures, I don’t think that it’s “not like it used to be,” but I would be happy to speak with anyone via email who would like to offer advice for how to improve for the future.

When I think back to the “old days” of this site—we are now nine years old—I think of an era when there were no comments and updates to the site took days, not hours. As we’ve grown, we’ve become less of a small community and more of a traditional, large site, but we’re still communicating and that’s a good thing. I do miss some people, though, and few more than Jim Rankin, one of our greatest friends, critics, and champions.

I also thank all of you, like Chuck, Patsy, Warren, and Lost Memory, and the many, many others who have supported us over the years.

Ross Melnick
Cinema Treasures

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Ross Melnick commented about Fox Theater on May 29, 2009 at 5:46 pm

I would like to reiterate what an important contribution Lost Memory has made to this website and ask you, Warren, to stop criticizing these kinds of posts. These links are being provided for the benefit of all CT users.

What is the benefit of your attacks?

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 27, 2009 at 12:01 pm

Dear All,

Please try to keep your comments confined to issues related to exhibition and the Lafayette Theatre. This is not a “Rocky” / “Forest Gump” forum.

Thank you!

Ross

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Ross Melnick commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 26, 2009 at 10:22 am

I generally try not to intervene, but this one is going off the rails.

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Ross Melnick commented about Lafayette Theatre on May 26, 2009 at 10:00 am

Because the discussion has been (somewhat) tied to the problems inherent in contemporary moviegoing and exhibiting, I have not begun to delete comments. But the next comment that includes personal attacks will be removed. Sorry for the heavy hand, but I want to make sure the site remains civil, if at all possible.

Thank you for your understanding.

Ross Melnick
Cinema Treasures

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Ross Melnick commented about President Obama Wants to Boldly Go on May 11, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Sounds like a very good idea Giles. Perhaps someone from the Avalon should contact the White House and suggest it.

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Ross Melnick commented about President Obama Wants to Boldly Go on May 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

We have posted military base movie theaters before (the Camp Lejeune Base Theater is one example), but private screening rooms, even at studios, are not currently listed.

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Ross Melnick commented about Cine Metro on May 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

The Cine Metro opened on May 2, 1936. Shortly after it opened, the cinema was given a certificate for “outstanding civic enterprise” in a ceremony attended by local MGM and Peruvian government officials. Boxoffice (magazine) noted that it was “modern in every respect, the first of its type to be constructed in Peru.”

Source: “Cine Metro, New Rio Theatre, A Neo-Classic,” Boxoffice, November 14, 1936, 45.

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Ross Melnick commented about Historic downtown Philadelphia cinemas added or revised on May 7, 2009 at 8:33 am

Thanks for updating all of these theaters Howard!

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Ross Melnick commented about Family Fun at Glendale 9 and Scottsdale 6 DI on Apr 29, 2009 at 1:39 pm

It’s a great promotion and a great idea for other operators. Wish I could have been there.

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Ross Melnick commented about Cine Metro on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:40 am

Here’s a link to the above video

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Ross Melnick commented about ShoWest Recap -- Part One on Apr 21, 2009 at 6:12 pm

No Vegas winnings. We left our hotel rooms each morning at 7am and came back around midnight. As for Add-a-photo, it is coming back soon … really.

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Ross Melnick commented about "American Theatres of Today" special reprint edition update on Apr 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm

This is not only a great book to own, but an important effort and organization to support. And, I must say, the discount is really a nice bonus.

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Ross Melnick commented about "American Theatres of Today" special reprint edition update on Apr 21, 2009 at 1:01 pm

If it was sent Media Mail, we are all at the mercy of the USPS.