Cinema Treasures seeks community volunteer

posted by Patrick Crowley on October 20, 2006 at 6:00 am

We’re looking for a volunteer who can help manage us our growing user community.

With over 100,000 comments, it’s become quite a challenge for our current staff to stay on top of over 15,000 individual comment threads.

The volunteer position would include these duties:
– Help us keep theater comment threads on-topic
– Monitor recent comments for copyrighted material, flames, etc.
– Warn (and possibly ban) users who can’t behave

And the ideal candidate should have these qualities:
– A passion for movie theaters
– Easy-going personality with great social skills
– Previous background running a large message board
– A knack for dispute resolution

If this sounds like you, drop us a line.

Comments (19)

Frontroguy on May 7, 2007 at 6:59 am

Hey gang, I have not heard from you. Are you still out there?


VickySilliphant on June 12, 2007 at 2:08 pm

Dear Pat & Staff;

I may not be the right person for the task of post-dominatrix but you may be able to use my data base
to top off your website.

My company, Stereo Vision Systems supplied 3D projection optics to most of the major theatre circuts and to many independents in the US and Canada from 1971 to 1985. I just noticed that your listings for AMC and others was incomplete. If there’s somebody who can check their status, I’d be happy to augment the
Victoria Silliphant Vista (San Diego) California

this list.

itswagon on June 26, 2007 at 4:31 am

I have a passion for Movie Theatres, am an old chief projectionist, am retired (from Training and Development Career), and would like to consider helping with the message board. I operate a huge fan website but have not operated a message board. In any case I’d like to provide time to the support of this fine organization of other Motion Picture Theatre nuts. I think the site is wonderful and fills a long-time need of mine to remain connected to the industry.

Trikuro on August 27, 2007 at 9:20 pm

Moderating a message board is not an easy task. I tried it for a while and you can never keep everyone happy. Good luck to anyone that takes this on…

Mzchrisbrown1294 on October 7, 2007 at 10:33 am

hay i wanna go see a movie & well i dont have any titles or movie theatres lists…so help me out …my zip is 60409 “Calumet city ,Illinios….i want to know what movies are good and what theatres that they are at PLEASE! & THANKYOU!

rik123 on January 2, 2008 at 8:36 am

You have to be 60 and up to answer this question. I was in the navy from 63 to 68 and use to go to the Hillbilly Ranch. I was telling my friends New Years eve and they told me it was a gay bar and started kidding me. I know it wasnt gay when I went there (not that there is anyting wrong with it as Jerry Seinfield says)but I was looking for some one who might remember the place. Any help will be appreciated.

leeblackwell on March 1, 2008 at 10:04 am

My father-inlaw has told me there was a theater called the bickford in paterson n.j. at one time can you tell me if it is so and ehere it was.

MPol on July 11, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Although I’m not saavy enough to moderate and/or organize a message board, I think it would be cool to have one on here.

Louis of Pompano
Louis of Pompano on August 26, 2008 at 2:39 pm

Just a suggestion:

This board really needs a private message function. There is a lot of outstanding information posted, some are with questions regarding the theatres, which is fine, but space consuming. It would be nice if the questions could be asked in private, which will allow only the theatre information to be posted. Discussions are great, we all learn a lot from them, but at times they can distract from the subject of the theatre.

AliciaLanese on September 19, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Does anyone know if there’s an archive or a link that could tell me what movies WERE playing ‘back in the day’. I’m specifically looking for what TWO movies were playing at the Overlook Drive-In in Poughkeepsie New York on June 1, 1976? It’s part of local trivia contest. I sent an e-mail to them since they are still in business but haven’t heard back. The on-line archives for the Poughkeepsie Journal only go back to 1999. I’m getting stumped.

imark on February 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Hi Everyone,
I am currently in pre-production of a feature documentary entitled “Sacred Cinema”.
The long and short of it is that I am going to trek across the planet in search of the world’s most unique movie theaters. By in large in Canada (where I am from) at least, I think many cinemas have lost the plot when it comes to providing a meaningful cinema experience. The documentary will touch on cinema etiquette and what theaters are doing to improve audience cooperation. I also want to take a look at the worlds kookiest home theaters and get an inside peek at why staying at home is a reasonable option for many people. I want to visit a wide array of cinemas. From a shanty village in India to a luxurious cinema palace in New York. Please if you have any suggestions for cinemas to feature I am open to suggestions as I am shortlisting as my research comes to an end in the next couple weeks. I am not looking for pure visual esthetics, though visually it helps if the cinema is a little offbeat – I want to find theaters that have different, odd or strange policies that help make the movie going experience memorable.

I will be launching a website in the coming weeks to create some buzz around this project. I will also be seeking some assistance during production in my shortlisted cinema’s towns and cities.

On another note- thank you for this website as a resource. It has assisted me in my research greatly.
Keep up the good work.

Best Regards,

Mark G. Power
Please contact me should you have any suggestions or ideas at:

James R. Honecutt
James R. Honecutt on April 2, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Does anyone know where I could get some fan-fold tiekets printed for my home theater? I worked at the Ritz in Blytheville, Ark as a kid and would love to have some tickets printed for my home “Ritz” theater. Thanks for your time.

Sandra Jarvis
Sandra Jarvis on July 14, 2009 at 3:36 pm

I am passionate about historic commercial real estate in the Midwest. I am a commercial real estate broker based in Indianapolis Indiana. Just wanting to say hello!

WMC on July 25, 2009 at 2:40 am

Hope someone can help!!! I am looking for a cinema ad for Cadburys Bournvita that was show in the 40’s – 50’s in the UK…

Anyone know if there i anywhere to find these?

scotia122 on September 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

hello wmc, do you know the firm pearl and dean?. right stick your nose into google with those names as they are, and you will get a good response. they do have a website. let me know how you get on.
………..good luck…..harry

RupertSmith on September 23, 2009 at 2:25 pm


I think a better way of managing the forum threads will be by configuring the system to enable your current staff to handle more threads at a time and the task demands special skills.

I have been involved in such a task earlier but the number of threads here is enormous as compared to what i have done. It is kind of obvious that many other are using some sophisticated methods, so hopefully that might suffice.

RupertSmith on September 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm

Also the real problem will be managing the spam and the system configuration can be of great help in controlling that, i mean that is the best way of managing the system is by keeping things up and ready.

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lwmulder on March 15, 2010 at 5:37 pm

This message may be “off topic” and I don’t have anything to offer. However, I recently read an old post from username “Johnny Vegas” that interested me greatly! He mentioned The Alex theatre and gave information about West Coast Theatres, Inc, owned by CL Langley. I am researching that time and era now, and am especially interested, because CL Langley was my grandfather! “Johnny Vegas” said that The Alex was named after Mr. Langley’s only son, Claude Alexander, who was my father. So, although I have nothing to contribute, I am so very eager to learn more. I never knew the Langley side of my family, so this discovery is monumental for me! This era of theatre has always been a passion of mine, but now I know that there are real connections! Thank you so much for any information!
Linda Langley Mulder

ninjamin on January 12, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Hello everyone. I was scanning the internet looking for theaters for rent when I came across this site. It seems it’s more geared towards cinemas but thought someone out there could help me find some 100 to 300 seat theaters for my floor show. It is currently running at a Casino but I didn’t renew my contract in hopes of taking the show on the road. Can any one help or maybe you have a small theater that we can make some $$. email if your interested:

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