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new carpet 2013
old entrance 2012
old lobby 2012
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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 .
This theatre had about 100 seats less than the Whitman.
Now called AmC Fork and Spoon. !
Welcome to the movie biz …….
Theatres do not have to enforce ratings they are a guideline .
This was one of the best times in the movie biz in NYC . I had just been transferred to the Warner Twin ( the Strand) on the opening week of Cobra we ran 24 hours straight .
As I posted months ago !!