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This article has been updated since it was first published:
UPDATED (December 16): A spokesperson for Milstein Properties provided the following statement: “Milstein Properties built 30 Lincoln Plaza in 1978, we are long-term members of this community and have played a central role in nurturing this special theater. There is vital structural work needed to repair and waterproof the plaza surrounding the building that cannot be completed while the space is in use, and will begin now that the cinema’s lease has expired. At the completion of this work, we expect to re-open the space as a cinema that will maintain its cultural legacy far into the future.”
It sounds like the theater will reopen after construction work is completed. Fingers crossed!
The Palace Theater is featured in the video for Weird Al’s song Trashy (which is a spoof of Pharrell William’s hit song Happy).
You can see the top floor, a backstage elevator and other areas, a bit of the auditorium, and an emergency exit on the side.
FYI… the issue with clicking links on theater pages has been fixed.
So, as before, when you now click on a theater link in a list of theaters, you will be taken directly to the theater page for that theater. Also, when you hover over a theater link, the related map marker and info window will be displayed on the map.
We’ve also made two other changes to improve theater browsing:
THEATER LISTS WILL SHOW OPEN THEATERS FIRST
When browsing and searching theaters, theater lists will now show ‘Open’ movie theaters at first. If you’d like to see all theaters in a list, just click on the ‘All’ button on the bottom right of the map.
By making this change, we can do a better job showing off movie theaters which are still open and operating — which should come first over other priorities.
TOP 5 CITIES ADDED TO DROP DOWN MENUS
When browsing theaters by city, it can be very tedious to find the city you wish to view — especially in large American states, like Texas or California, which have hundreds of cities — because scrolling up and down the long drop down menus takes forever.
So, to address this issue, we’ve added a list of the top five cities in a given state or country to many drop down menus, so that you can quickly jump to well-known cities in a selected region.
When you get a chance, try browsing theaters by region now. Just select a country, and then (optionally) a state, and then one of the top five cities in the drop down menu. And, because we now show you ‘Open’ theaters first, you can easily see all of the active movie theaters in the city you selected. It’s pretty cool.
Thanks to my friend Matt Aimonetti for taking this photo!
Too bad this theater is closing. I actually lived a few miles away in Dunn Loring in the mid 90s and spent a good amount of time here. By today’s standards, it’s pretty marginal… but it was solid back then. I’m pretty sure this is where I first saw Mallrats and Toy Story.
Oh, cool. I’ve always wondered what this building was. I’ve passed by it several times while on an Amtrak train pulling into Union Station. I’m sure it would make an awesome venue.
This is great news for San Diego!
I really enjoy seeing movies at the ArcLight when I’m up in LA, so it will be nice to have that same experience at home now too.
In general, the northern part of San Diego doesn’t have enough megaplex theaters. So that means most people in the La Jolla and UTC neighborhoods have to drive all the way over to the Edwards Mira Mesa to watch movies on truly big screens.
So this is very welcome news.
This is the 25,000th photo uploaded to Cinema Treasures!
this is a test comment. please ignore it.
@SirSimonOverton You only need to enter the ZIP code… you can leave out the city and state. Try searching for just “98366” and you’ll find the Dragonfly.
Yeah, just to add to what Ross said, we’d love to add batch uploading at some point. It would be really useful.
And here’s a link to our 10,000th photo.
nice composition, monika. that’s a clever way to capture this theater. :)
This is the 10,000th photo to be posted on Cinema Treasures. :)
If you’ve ever been to the Alamo Drafthouse before, then you know this concept is viable.
While you may not wish to have a drink or eat a meal for EVERY movie, it can definitely be a fun treat once in a while.
The Alamo has the best take on this concept, IMHO. But I look forward to trying an iPic theater soon.
@JoeG Nothing happened to all of our great comments. They are still there!
To see the comments for a theater, just click on the ‘Comments’ tab at the top of the theater page.
This is the 5000th photo upload to Cinema Treasures!
@Tinseltoes Yes, please email
@ChasSmith Thanks for your feedback. Glad you love the new site! :D
As for rotating photos, in most cases, you won’t need to rotate photos when uploading photos from a new camera or mobile phone (like the iPhone).
But, sometimes, for older images and images that were scanned, we may not be able to determine the orientation. And that’s when manual rotation will be necessary.
So far, the vast majority of images have been uploaded without needing rotation. But there are definitely exceptions.
@Bway Thank you. That means a lot.
@KenLayton Yeah, it looks like Google hasn’t gone to Connell yet. There are street views of nearby highways, but nothing available in the town itself.
@RonNewman For now, just email
@ChasSmith Glad you like the new site! That means a lot. :)
As for the incorrect orientation, this often happens with older photos which don’t have the correct orientation flags set.
As a temporary workaround, you can open the photo in an image editor like Photoshop, rotate the image yourself, and then reupload it.
And, if you already uploaded an incorrectly rotated photo, you can now delete that photo by going to the photo page and clicking on the ‘Remove this photo’ link at the bottom of the page.