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Well it’s official today’s our Birthday – 75 years young today ……. Happy Birthday Plaza theatre !
You’ve come a long way baby !
Michael Furlinger, president of Atlanta’s Plaza Theater, may have been the last man standing. Early on Wednesday he pledged not to deviate from his scheduled Christmas Eve premiere.
“I’d never stand for something like that,” he said. “As an independent we have more flexibility.”
Ultimately, it wasn’t his decision.
“I hate this,” he said after the final announcement. “This is blackmail.”
Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre planned to go ahead with its plan to screen “The Interview” until Sony decided to cancel the project altogether.
I still have a curtain in my large auditorium.
Can’t say this is a surprise as it has been loosing money for the last 20 years . Shocking it lasted this long .
No one has a problem finding the theatre, it’s main problem is the shifting movie patterns in the city .
I have worked there when we have done $60,000 a day
A 200 seat conversion to digital is $30,000 what are they doing with the rest of the $55,000?
new carpet 2013
old entrance 2012
old lobby 2012
Credit: Moses Robinson / Getty Images
Like many of the country’s earliest movie palaces, the Plaza Theatre has gone through a series of incarnations in the 75 years since it opened, from an Art Deco gem in the 1930s to a 1970s porn palace to a restored repertory theater in the 1990s. In 2012, The Plaza – Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating cinema – was purchased by a new owner, who has since reverted its programming back to a nice mix of new indie films, contemporary classics, and regular midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Why It Stands Out: In 2012, Michael Furlinger – who previously revamped Charleston’s Terrace Theatre – purchased the Plaza Theatre and has been dutifully working to upgrade the facilities (Including giving it plush chairs, gourmet concessions, and digital projection) while keeping popular community events intact.
thanks so much !
All of us at the Plaza Atlanta are so honored being on this list in the #5 position . Thanks for Cinema treasures for posting this .
Mike Furlinger aka Long Island movies ..
Plaza # 5 best movie theater in the world .Men’s journal!
I thought legal Seafood was in the d Beafstake Charlie’s. ?
Just demolished last year .
The last renovation was in 1989 so 25 years later it was time !
2014 the Plaza celebrates 75 years as Ga oldest operating movie theatre!
Theatre for sale on Loopnet $350,000 includes building .
What state are you looking for ??
At the Astor plaza …. Memory lane
That’s about the number I know the York had 600 and something seats.
Should read closed .
Theatre is being takin apart and will now be
office space ..
Amazing how many years this sat in such a great location .