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Several comments on this page have been removed for violation of our user policy. Please read our policy for clarification: “No personal attacks” and “Stay on topic.” Posts about other users are not for this page or this site. Thank you for your understanding.
Thank you for your passion for the Kings Theatre.
As Mike noted above, about once a year we’re forced to delete off-subject comments and those that degenerate into personal attacks from one page on this site. I truly appreciate all of your passion but we want to make sure comment threads do not become hijacked by inter-user squabbles.
As the son of a proud Erasmus graduate and former Loew’s Kings moviegoer, I’ll add that I’m also completely thrilled that the Kings is back. If there are inaccuracies in our entry above, please email any corrections to our illustrious editor Ken Roe at
Thanks for your understanding and hope to see you in Brooklyn someday soon!
We’re very excited about working with Janine and bringing THS and CT closer together. Our organizations are very different but our goals are often the same. Looking forward to the future!
There as always: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters
Comments have not been deleted to make space. We’ve got plenty of that. And we don’t delete comments arbitrarily.
There are no changes to the site other than the blog. All updates will continue as usual.
The blog is TBD. There will be news or tweets. Stay tuned.
The site will be the same. Michael is stepping away from the blog. No other changes to the site. :)
I’ll make a note of it for the future, but it may be the adblocker which we could not fix unfortunately.
Great idea, Roger. We’ll add this to our list of potential upgrades to the site.
P.S. Please don’t upload lo-res illegible thumbnails, per Scott’s request, and DO NOT COPY IMAGES FROM CINEMA TOUR OR ANYWHERE ELSE. Always good to remind people. Thanks again. :)
Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments, Scott. I agree with you that it’s frustrating to see obvious inaccuracies, but we’re grateful to have everyone’s input. Crowd-sourced information can be (often) unreliable but valuable just the same. I have seen numerous instances in which people have not posted anything about a theater but good information is suddenly added when correcting previous inaccuracies.
We definitely should correct previous errors. After all, sites like Cinema Treasures and CinemaTour are used for research and we should and do take that responsibility seriously. This notice and Ken’s new monitoring is an effort, though, to end the bickering and the nastiness. I agree that 99% of the time everyone here is respectful and courteous and that I’m focusing this week on the 1%. For 13 years we’ve let most of the pettiness go because we can’t patrol behavior. The past two weeks, though, a few arguments escalated out of control.
It’s sad to think of all of the times people have walked away from sites like this one because they don’t want to be attacked for being accidentally inaccurate or because they can’t spell, etc. All I’m looking for is a little patience and courtesy.
The Internet masks identity and I can almost guarantee that many of the arguments on this site and others wouldn’t happen if people were face to face. So, my fellow CT users, if you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it in a post.
As for all of the comments on this thread — after 13 years, it really means a lot to all of us that you still care about the mission and the site. I sincerely thank you Scott and everyone else on this thread for all of your support. It means a lot — especially this week.
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.