Plaza Theatre in Carpinteria closes
CARPINTERIA, CA — Metropolitan Theaters has closed the Plaza. It operated the 1940’s as the Del Mar, then for a time as a Pussycat Theater before being remodeled by Metropolitan in 2005 and returned mainstream cinema use.
Former employees of the movie house were offered positions within the MTC family of theaters that are located throughout Santa Barbara. MTC is currently in talks with local community organizations that may be interested in utilizing the venue for their operations. Corwin says his ideal scenario would be to secure a financial commitment from a business or organization that can either work in tandem with a movie theater operation or eventually replace it. Local church groups and the Carpinteria Valley Arts Council have been contacted by MTC.
The story is the Santa Barabara Independent.