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There have been numerous antagonisms over the past few weeks. If you’ve missed them, it’s because Ken does such an amazing job of deleting them. In the future, it will be the comment and the user that is deleted. I wish it weren’t so but it’s gotten out of hand. As a volunteer website, we don’t have staff to deal with the workload that these issues create. We’ve tried very hard not to create this kind of draconian one-strike policy but there’s little choice now. It’s either this or close the comments.
Please notify Ken Roe if you see a violation of the user policy.
Thank you, Ed. My nice guy routine is over. Policy violated, user suspended. From now on, that’s it.
A few years ago, Andreas Fuchs and I wrote a new chapter, revised the old book, created new theater pages, and then a new publisher came in to MBI and killed the new edition just before it went to press. Cost cutting at its finest. Thus, there are no revised versions of the book on the docket. It is now officially out of print but the CTA has copies for sale and there are some tattered used ones for sale in other outlets.
Thanks, Al. The book was a true labor of love. It means a lot to me that you enjoyed it.
No problem at all, Ed! I didn’t want anyone to think that their content or photos would ever be removed by us.
Also, per the issue of off-topic comments, I rarely respond to these kinds of issues or even small disagreements on the site. But my inbox is filling up with angry comments about some of the behavior lately and it forces me to have to deal with it.
I love this site and I love all of our users but I hate the petty personal stuff. The site has been online for thirteen years and I used to be much more tolerant of disagreements, but time is a precious commodity these days and I like to spend it on the positive and not the negative.
Happy Thanksgiving and please keep it on topic, even if I just violated that policy here.
I am, however, removing off topic comments made on this page. As you know, we rarely step into these matters but it’s time to remind everyone — and I mean everyone — that off-topic comments will be removed without favoritism. Please keep this discussion related to RCMH.
As for our longtime member, Chuck Van Bibber, his presence is deeply missed and his contributions to the site are everlasting.
Just to be clear, Ed, no one at Cinema Treasures has removed a single comment or photo from Chuck’s account.
As always, Edward brings the truth. I doubt the same article from Boxoffice or Film Journal would produce the same issues.
Thanks for the insightful comments about the “renovation.” It would have been nice if they were a bit more forthcoming about the interior.
Indeed, talkers have always been a problem — as I observed two nights ago as well — but it’s the texting/light pollution that’s new.
You can catch a glimpse of this theater at 12:39 in this film on YouTube.
Please note that Cinema Treasures has once again removed comments, links, etc. that refer to an ongoing feud between one party and the operators of this theater. Cinema Treasures is not a place for this conversation and will not be a venue for this kind of debate. Any additional postings about this issue will also be deleted.
Thanks ‘Mikeoaklandpark’. We’re hoping to be able to add additional social media features in the near future.
For now, thank you all for your thoughtful conversation about this theater and the victims.
Just wanted to express my continued shock, disgust, and upset at what happened in Aurora. An unfathomable act of savagery and murder.
I also wanted to respond to those who asked that we suspend comments on this page a few days ago. Unfortunately, I have been away at a funeral since Thursday and thus away from the site. I will keep my eye on the comments from here on and hope they stay within the bounds of good taste and sensitivity.
Cinema Treasures is a place to comment on all aspects of a theater and its history. Tragically, this event is inextricably bound to the Century Aurora 16. I hope the ability to comment on this page will give us all time to reflect on what has happened and how to prevent it from ever happening again.
For more information on the “experience” of going to the Tiki, see this article which quotes a Yelp reviewer: http://laist.com/2012/07/19/fred_willard_arrested_for_lewd_cond.php
My pleasure. I was excited to find it. What a loss.
Thanks, Henry. I hope the book will be engaging for those inside and outside academe. It was certainly written with both audiences in mind. By the way, there is an examination (of course) of Roxy’s time in Carbondale and Forest City and the many other small cities and towns he lived and/or worked in before arriving in New York. I look forward to your thoughts! — Ross
Thanks everyone. This site is all about our users. You guys made Cinema Treasures what it is today.
According to NATO, the average ticket price in 2002 was $5.80. Since 2002, the National Average Wage Index has risen from roughly $33,000 to $41,000. Both are roughly similar in percentage increases.
These are just numbers though. Millionaire CEOs don’t care about two dollar increases in ticket prices. Others whose salaries have not risen much or at all in several years may go less frequently, especially as ticket prices reach twelve or twenty dollars in some locations.
A good question. Better yet: why not turn the lobby into a take-out McDonald’s/concession stand and keep the theater alive? McDonald’s could also start its own cinema eatery concept with McDonald’s food matched with second-run films. Of course none of this will happen and neither are part of their business model. It would be nice, though, to see a corporation think outside the box for the sake of the community and its own brand/image.
There are some interior images at this site.
Looking forward to the day (and it’s still in the future!) when you’ll be able to take a photo with your smartphone/digital camera and upload it to the site immediately.
Looks like a terrific Davis Cone painting …