Cinema Treasures Reaches 10,000 + Theaters!!!

posted by Ross Melnick on June 14, 2005 at 6:00 am

In less than five years, Cinema Treasures' database has grown from a small group of 125 theaters to a site that now contains over 10,000 theaters and hundreds of thousands of comments, thanks to all of your support.

Although it took roughly three years to reach 5,000, the number of listings has exploded recently, growing from roughly 6,000 a year ago to over 10,000 today and counting. (It was exactly three months ago that we announced our 9,000th theater added.)

When we first started making these incremental announcements back in 2001, we could name and thank all of our major contributors in a few lines. Today, there are (thankfully) so many of you who have dedicated your time and knowledge to building this incredible database that we can’t possibly list everyone.

However, for everyone who has ever submitted a comment, theater, or news story, or voted in our weekly poll, or if you just show up every morning for the latest news about classic movie theaters, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We won’t bore you with yet another statement about how amazed we are at the rapid growth of this site (we’ve had to switch to a dedicated server, which is already overloaded!), but let’s just say that the site is growing so fast, we were already over 10,000 when we realized it.

Thank you all for making Cinema Treasures what it is today.

See you at 20,000!

[i]Ross Melnick, Patrick Crowley, and Bryan Krefft
Cinema Treasures[/i]

Comments (13)

Lauren Durbin
Lauren Durbin on June 14, 2005 at 8:22 am

I can confidently say that this is one of the most impressive sites that I have run across in my entire time on the web. I love that the site is not the product of just one persons work, but rather a collective effort amongst enthusiasts, researchers and preservationists from around the world. It has been a pleasure contributing the small amount I have been able to give so far, and I appreciate that the owners of this site have given me the opportunity to help out.

JimRankin on June 14, 2005 at 9:53 am

Congratulations, fellows; I know it has been a labor of love, but still a labor nonetheless. I only hope you do not grow tired of this much labor now that your site covers the bulk of the notable theatres here in the USA and abroad. I hope to contribute more in future and hope that more servers can be afforded to keep the site the Treasure that it is. Can I ask here what became of your plans for the ‘Add-A-Photo’ feature? You removed the ‘please wait’ link to it some time ago, and I know that I was among many who had hoped to contribute some views, and can now do so. Is it gone for good? In any case, Best Wishes for your collective futures! Jim Rankin

telliott on June 14, 2005 at 10:16 am

Congratulations on this magnificent site. I check it several times a day and always look forward to new additions or updates on current theatres listed. I have contributed both new theatres and comments on several others and also would like to contribute photos someday. I have taken several photos of many theatres across Canada and would love to post them. Anyway keep up the Great work!!

sdoerr on June 14, 2005 at 12:24 pm

Thats 2,000 theaters a year
About 167 theaters a month
About 38 theaters a week
About 5 theaters a day

Cool stuff

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on June 14, 2005 at 1:53 pm

The best movie theatre site on the web, and user friendly too! There have been a couple of times that I needed to have corrections made, and they were taken care of, promptly. This site is an invaluable research tool, for anyone interested in the history of movie theatres, worldwide. Imagine someday if every theatre that appeared in a Film Daily listing shows up here, with accurate details that can’t be found anywhere else. It’s the reminicenses that make this place special.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on June 14, 2005 at 2:44 pm

Thank you for your generous praise everyone — it is greatly appreciated.

If new theaters and updated information are posted quickly, all of the thank yous go to Bryan Krefft, our illustrious theater editor. He is amazing.

I, like you, also hope the add-a-photo feature will return someday soon.

Here’s to that and more in the future.

— Ross

Patsy on June 14, 2005 at 4:55 pm

“I can confidently say that this is one of the most impressive sites that I have run across in my entire time on the web.” This pretty much sums up my feelings, too about finding Cinema Treasures last November 2004! Thank you Ross, Patrick and Bryan!

Vito on June 15, 2005 at 1:24 am

Ross, Patrick and Brian, now that I have retired after over 50 years in theatre exibition, Cinema Treasures has become my main connection to those wonderful years, as well as my main source of information, keeping me current on what’s been happening in the industry I have worked in and loved for so many years. I have made a lot of friends here and had enjoyed sharing memories and trading stories with a wonderful group of people. My thanks go to you along with my best wishes for continued success.

teecee on June 15, 2005 at 2:48 am

One would think that as more & more theaters get added and time passes it would be more difficult to find and add the theaters. We have proved this to be wrong as our rate of adding theaters is actually increasing with time! Congrats to all. I too can’t wait for the add-a-photo to return.

Hibi on June 15, 2005 at 5:13 am

Your welcome! I just love this site. Even if the theaters may not exist in the real world, they exist here and in the hearts of the people who love them…

42ndStreetMemories on June 15, 2005 at 3:12 pm

You are our Time Machine. An escape from the drudgery of the impotent movie going experience of today. Would it be too corny to say “Thanks for the Memories”. Long lost memories that this site has graciously resurrected. j

TLSLOEWS on April 1, 2011 at 9:41 am

Over 30,000 now what a great website,Thanks Cinema Treasures!!!!!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 2, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Just think had been there at the Beginning,Tis.LOL.

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