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Desperately in need of FacetMap. Posted on 03/10/2002.

Cinema Treasures offers an amazingly comprehensive database of classic movie theaters from around the world. It organizes them through a series of facets (Location, Function, Style, Status, etc...), but doesn't go far enough. To see all the single screen theaters in California, you can't choose "California" and "single screen"; you have to find "California", and then sort the number of screens, and click through the list to the single ones.

Still, a nifty resource for the traveler seeking movie palaces.

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