Donate to Cinema Treasures

posted by Patrick Crowley on September 17, 2007 at 8:39 am

Good news… you can now make a donation to Cinema Treasures!

Your donation will be used to offset our existing hosting costs, plus help us develop new features. (Please note: donations are not tax deductible since we’re not a 501©(3) organization at this time.)

Thanks for your support!

Patrick Crowley & Ross Melnick
Cinema Treasures

P.S. If you prefer an option other than PayPal (through the link above), you may send a check or money order by mail to:

Cinema Treasures, LLC
P.O. Box 642957
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Comments (18)

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on September 17, 2007 at 9:32 am

Easy to do …pay pal is great!

JodarMovieFan on September 17, 2007 at 9:46 am

$25 is on its way. :) Sorry, I can’t do more but hey, that’s like 2 movie tickets and a soda!

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on September 17, 2007 at 11:21 am

Donations of any amount are welcomed and deeply appreciated. :) Thank you to those who have already donated. Your support means so much.

DavidHurlbutt on September 17, 2007 at 2:51 pm

Dear Ross:
Are checks acceptable? If so, Please give direction for sending payment by check.

BrooklynJim on September 17, 2007 at 4:06 pm

Have a heart, you guys, and provide a U.S Pony Express snailmail addy for donations, whether they be cash, check, or money order. PayPal is not at all what it’s cracked up to be, plus they take a percentage of what is sent. I’d rather see you get 100% of the donations for the great site you’ve provided us.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on September 17, 2007 at 4:18 pm

David and Jim,

Thanks for the terrific suggestion, which I’m adding to the text of the blog entry. To send a donation by mail, please send check or money order to:

Cinema Treasures
P.O. Box 642957
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Thank you again for all of your support!

Ross Melnick

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on September 17, 2007 at 4:43 pm

Please make checks payable to Cinema Treasures, LLC. Thanks. :)

terrywade on September 17, 2007 at 5:01 pm

Pat & Ross I will be sending in some movie theatre money to you guys this week. I love your site and thanks for all the great photos and info. As a Cinerama and Todd AO collector I appreciate your work and like the book you have come out with. Keep up the good work! and THANKS again from San Francisco CA. Have you tried to sell the ‘Cinema Treasures’ book at the gift shop at the Pacific Cinerama Dome Hollywood?

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on September 17, 2007 at 5:19 pm

Hi Terry,

We haven’t, but it’s a great idea. It’s probably time to reintroduce the idea.


Bill Huelbig
Bill Huelbig on September 18, 2007 at 7:56 am

There’s also a gift shop like the one Terry mentioned at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, in the forecourt, and it gets a LOT of tourist traffic as you’d expect. The book would most likely sell really well there too.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 18, 2007 at 10:35 am

I understand the need for funding, and even profit. You guys put a lot of time into this venture for our enjoyment. But this advertising deal you struck is getting on my nerves. They may not be banner ads. But they are giant text solicitations right under the description where you can’t miss them. They would be better off at the bottom of each string. Look at ESPN’s web site as an example. Those guys have a similar advertising deal. But they place the content underneath each article. The ad is still very visible. But you don’t feel like it is being forced on you.

Business is business. Just sharing my thoughts.

kencmcintyre on September 18, 2007 at 1:21 pm

I agree. There must be a better place to put these ads. Especially the drugs – it’s a little distracting.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on September 18, 2007 at 1:48 pm

We’re still fine-tuning the ads, guys.

Over the next few days and weeks, we’ll be experimenting with ad placement, size, colors, etc. to find the right balance between content and advertising. It’s a tricky line to walk, but I’m confident you’ll ultimately be happy with the results.

Just give us some time to work the kinks out. (The drug ads should be removed soon.)

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on September 19, 2007 at 11:17 am

The ads, such as they are, are not obtrusive.. at least, there are no sudden pop-ups in the middle of the screen !

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on September 19, 2007 at 2:19 pm

I’m with Ron… I don’t find it at all difficult to get beyond the ads. I find them very unobtrusive. Compare this site to other commercial and popular sites on the net and the ads here are extraordinarily discreet. Sure, it’s a little odd to see the word “PSORIASIS” right below a theater description – but I think the benefits of financially subsidizing the maintenance of this site far outweigh the minor inconvenience of having to put up with a few text advertisements that one can easily scroll by.

Excellent job, Patrick and Ross, particularly if this is just the first pass and you expect further modifications and improvements to the integration of the advertisements.

kencmcintyre on September 19, 2007 at 5:06 pm

I think the drug ads are going to be eliminated.

JodarMovieFan on September 21, 2007 at 7:10 pm

I’m a little lost about how websites earn money with the clicks but can you enlighten us as to how the ads will benefit CT? I’m guessing you get paid ¢ per click. If that’s the case, then for those of us who can’t contribute a lot, can just click on all the hyperlinks to generate more $ for the site.

Patrick Crowley
Patrick Crowley on September 23, 2007 at 9:07 pm

If you see an advertising link that genuinely interests you, it’s okay to click it.

But please DO NOT CLICK just to help support Cinema Treasures. That will do more harm than good.

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