Cinema Treasures hits 15,000 theaters

posted by Patrick Crowley on December 12, 2006 at 6:28 am

Hard to believe, but we’ve hit another milestone with our theater guide. 15,000 theaters!

When Ross and I started this project, we had only 100 theaters in our database and we’ve been amazed to see the site blossom into what it is today. It truly is remarkable.

Thanks to everyone who helped us get this far, most of all our long-time theater editor, Bryan Krefft.

PS: While we can’t make any announcements yet, I can tell you that next year is going to be a pretty exciting one for this project.

Comments (10)

Natalieland2006 on December 12, 2006 at 7:20 am

Keep up the good work! Happy Holidays!

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on December 12, 2006 at 7:46 am

Congrats ! Do I hear 20,000 ?? I love the site ! Happy holidays to all!

Mikeoaklandpark on December 12, 2006 at 7:47 am

Congradulations guys. What a great site this is. I get lots of pleaseure from it.

JodarMovieFan on December 12, 2006 at 11:34 am

Terrific news! I am just curious about one thing. Does anyone check out theater submissions to make sure that they are legitimate? It seems that there have been countless submissions where little to no information was given about a particular theater except for auditorium capacity (for example) and someone’s faint memory about it being in existence during a decade a long time ago.

JoelWeide on December 12, 2006 at 2:01 pm

CONGRATULATIONS GUYS!!!!!!!!! Its really exciting to see just how far this fantastic web site has progressed. The data base is a wonderful resource tool, and the preservation issues that this site has covered ( Indian Hills, Omaha, just to name a few,) have also been a highly motovating factor in generating interest from around the nation to the ongoing efforts of communities to deal with the issues of historic preservation and reuse. To all those who update theatre listings with photographs I encourage you to try to get inside and document the interiors as well. Dont forget the film companies, and other industry related busineses, at one time also had regional offices, and if you know of any, it would be interesting to see what has happened to them today as well.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on December 12, 2006 at 6:23 pm

Congratulations to Patrick and Ross and all of the volunteers at CT and congratulations to US, the CT faithful! Happy Holidays to all. Really looking forward to the coming year.

Jodar… I think a lot of theaters are added with little or no information because those who posted them just weren’t able to gather any data. Better to list the theater without a decent fact-sheet and let other CT members fill in all the blanks with their comments, then to leave it off . At some point, later on, Bryan or one of the other volunteers can backfill the introductory description and data with the information provided in the comment threads.

Cheers, everyone!

ArchStanton007 on December 14, 2006 at 9:58 am

Warm regards to both of you and thank you so much for creating and running this fabulous website that is now quoted in newspaper stories.

42ndStreetMemories on December 15, 2006 at 7:12 am

Can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed this site over the past few years. Thanks to everyone providing the site support and thanks to all the great posters who have provided so much history and insight.

Happy Holidays and Have a Great 2007! Peace. jerry

cinemajames on December 17, 2006 at 9:58 am

I concure with the above – but when oh when will the photo add section be up and running – I have seen the same message for a full YEAR now?????????????

AdoraKiaOra on December 17, 2006 at 10:43 am

……and may you get another 15,000 more!! I enjoy visiting the site about 4 / 5 times a week and always find something of great interest. I travel the world and always find it intersting to check out the movie palace history of the citys im about to or have just visited. Ive entered a few houses myself that i hope people will elaborate on (Swansea is where i added info!-help anyone!)
Guys, may i take this opportunity to ask a related question to this site. Does anyone know of a site like this that is dedicated to theatres -open-closed-demolished- in the UK as in lyric theatres, opera houses etc that is?? Ive visited a few theatre sites but they can be rather messey and time consuming NOT at all like the set up of Cinema Treasures. At the moment its a list of UK theatres i was interested in.
So. once again, i wish this site all the best for the future!

Ian Howells

‘'Keep 'em comeing, STOP knocking 'em down"

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