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- Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film
Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film covers the world of creative independent filmmaking—avant-garde, experimental, underground and cult film—and features reviews, trailers, film festival lineups, filmmaker interviews, image galleries, short films, and news.
- Chinese Taipei Film Archive
The bilingual website for the Chinese Taipei Film Archive primarily provides information on its film and paper collections. The website also provides information on film festivals in Taipei and Taiwan.
- Cinema Context
A resource on film distribution and exhibition in the Netherlands. Cinema Context has complete-as-possible records of every screening in a major Netherlands city since 1896.
- Cinema Treasures
Devoted to the cause of movie theater preservation, this site covers nearly 16,000 theaters and has over 1,500 photos from roughly 60 countries.
35,351 cinemas and 42,209 photos in the database.
- Eyes of a Generation
This "virtual museum" created by Bobby Ellerbee and J.R. Smith includes photographs of TV cameras and broadcast equipment from private collections, technical information, historical background, and discussion forums.
- Film Festival World
The website allows you to browse festivals by date (calls for entries and festival openings), location, genre, and offers resources such as short films online, a list of academies and awards, The Essential Film Blog Reader, a list of ezines and journals, and selected profiles of film distributors.
- Grace Street Theater: Seventy Years of Film and Dance
A richly documented history of one theater in Richmond, Virginia.
- International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI)
The website includes articles from Undercurrent (the Federation's film magazine) and Cinemas of the South (texts on world cinema), as well as festival reports and transcriptions of conferences, readings, and discussions.
- Irish Film and Television Network
This website covers all aspects of the film industry in Ireland. Contains data on the economics of film production in Ireland, the global distribution of Irish cinema, and the trends of the Irish box office.
- Mandel Sprachman: Movie Theaters in Canada
An online exhibit about the building and restoration of notable movie theaters in Toronto.
- Moving Image Collection Catalog
The Museum of the Moving Image's collection contains artifacts from every stage of producing, promoting, and exhibiting motion pictures, television, and digital media -- currently more than 130,000 objects. Holdings include licensed merchandise, technical apparatus, still photographs, production design materials, costumes, fan magazines, publicity materials, and video and computer games. The online catalog currently contains over 4,000 silent-era and licensed merchandise entries.
- National Association of Theater Owners Statistics
A set of lists summarizing yearly American grosses, film attendance, and active film screens. The group also rates the popularity of various theater chains.
- National Film and Sound Archive Collection Spotlights
These themed online exhibitions help users explore the collection of the Australian Film and Sound Archive. There are many moving image-focused materials, including stills of famous Australian movie theaters, information about notable film and TV personalities, and information about the archive's own restoration of two Australian films, Jedda and The Story of the Kelly Gang.
- Silent Film Bookshelf
Curated by David Piece, this site reprints original documents from the silent film era. Includes reprints of historical reviews and magazine articles about the industry, as well as information about musical accompaniment of silent films, articles on famous theaters (such as the Roxy Theater in New York), and much more. Active through 1999.
- Stories from Ontario's Movie Theatres
This online exhibit draws from the Archives of Ontario's theatre regulatory files to explore the history of film exhibition in Ontario.
- UCSD Chinese Cinema Web-based Learning Center
An introductory site on the history of Chinese cinema by scholar Yingjin Zhang. The site provides a wide variety of information concerning Chinese cinema, as well as statistics, capsule descriptions of important films, and short biographies of Chinese filmmakers.