‘Cinema Treasures’ Book Now On Sale!

posted by Ross Melnick on October 4, 2004 at 6:24 am

After nearly two years of research and contributions by theaters and archives around the country, Cinema Treasures, by Ross Melnick and Andreas Fuchs, is now on sale at bookstores around the country!

Celebrating the history of moviegoing in the United States over the past 100 years, this book will not only interest anyone working in or studying motion picture exhibition, but just about everyone who loves to go to the movies.

Complimenting this survey of the development of U.S. theatrical exhibition — from the penny arcade and nickelodeon pioneers, to the designers and showmen of the movie palace era, the drive-in developers and widescreen visionaries, and the theater circuits of today — Cinema Treasures features hundreds of contemporary and archival images and ephemera.

The book also contains 30 detailed profiles of theaters still showing movies today. Having survived decades of technological and social change they remain vibrant “Cinema Treasures” to their respective communities.

Cinema Treasures is also a great gift for family and friends. One glance at the breathtaking images of the AFI Silver Film and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD, the Palace Theatre in Canton, OH, or the Strand-Capitol in York, PA, for instance, should explain to anyone why saving our classic theaters is a vital part of preserving our cultural and architectural heritage.

To purchase your copy of Cinema Treasures (ISBN 0-7603-1492-6), visit any of the websites below or ask for it at your local bookstore.

Barnes & Noble

Amazon (Canada)
Amazon (UK)
Amazon (France)
Amazon (Germany)

Thank you so much for your continued support of Cinema Treasures over the years. We hope you enjoy this book as much as we enjoyed writing it.

See you at the movies,
Cinema Treasures

Also — please visit our special book website for a detailed look inside Cinema Treasures!

Comments (15)

Menutia on October 4, 2004 at 7:31 am

I’ve ordered mine!

Congratulations guys!


Cariad on October 4, 2004 at 7:35 am

Congrats! I love reading and looking at pictures from “Ticket to Paradise” and I’m sure “Cinema Treasures” will be even better!

claydoh77 on October 4, 2004 at 8:26 am

I was wondering, I ran into this on eBay last week and wondered if it was officially released. Looks like it will be good. Congrats on the completion.

sdoerr on October 4, 2004 at 11:53 am

congrats, hope to get mine soon

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 4, 2004 at 12:42 pm

Cool! I can’t wait to get this book!

UAGirl on October 4, 2004 at 2:00 pm

Ordered a few for Christmas gifts. :)

CinemAFuchs on October 4, 2004 at 6:21 pm

Thank you for all the good wishes. We are very excited and hope that you will enjoy the book.
Best, Ross & Andreas.

JasonBalch on October 5, 2004 at 9:43 am

Many congratulations! Ordered my copy today, can’t wait to receive it.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 6, 2004 at 8:03 am

Just heard from Amazon.com that my copy is winging its way to me. Looking forward to receiving it and adding it to my collection. Congratulations!

DaveWiegers on November 7, 2004 at 6:39 am

Ross, Just saw you on CBS Sunday Morning. I hope this helps book sales and rasing more awareness of the remaining historic theaters.


Ron Newman
Ron Newman on December 6, 2004 at 3:20 pm

Is there any way to look up on this site which theatres are featured in the book?

carolgrau on April 4, 2005 at 10:58 am

I will be going out today to buy one. I can`t wait to start reading it.
Dave Grau (Mungo)

Bud K
Bud K on July 28, 2006 at 5:34 am

I enjoyed every single page of this Book, it is a Treasure to own it
and now sits Stately on my coffee table right infront of my Home
Big Screen, Hopefully the guys will right another book Cinema Tragedies The Stories of what has left us – The San Francisco Fox,
The Michigan in Detroit and the Cooper and Indian Hills as Examples

We still have our Treasures but always keep reminding people of the
Blunders and Tragedies that some of these idiots made.

Thanks Ross and Andreas

TLSLOEWS on April 18, 2011 at 3:05 pm

I am trying to find a copy.

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