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And it must run 4 times a day …
There is a 4 week minimum on the new Star Wars !
Why would they remove the name from the building ???
Could be but the name is gone .
I think when they took down bow tie the old Walter Reade name was there.
It is stuck in limbo with no operating company behind it … ( like a bow tie )
I know that they are looking for a way out of the lease .
I have been on this site since day one and never said before the days are numbered . I hope but would be shocked if it makes it to 2017.
Plaza total restoration completed in 2015 with new seats in the upstairs theatre . This was the last project to be completed.
From what I can tell now the theatre is on borrowed time . My guess 2016 is the end .
The name should be Garden Hills not Fine Arts .
Just announce theatre to close January 2015. Once one of the busiest theaters in the nation .
This theatre busiest in the nation I doubt this is in any danger of closing .
Not to take away from this story but Cinema Treasures only coverage on this story is this ??? The biggest movie story in decades .
First theatre in the nation to announce there playing The Interview .
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.