Plaza Theatre

Plaza Arcade, Hay Street Mall,
Perth, WA 6000

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barryinperth on April 17, 2018 at 4:13 am

If you copy this link and paste it in your browser you’ll find a slide-show of the Plaza as it is now: boarded-up and decaying. The images are by Gregory Bruyer.

davidcoppock on October 8, 2017 at 3:18 am

The disco was called Teenage Angels Disco and then callec Spiders Dance Club and closed in November 1987.

davidcoppock on October 8, 2017 at 3:15 am

The Plaza Theatre closed on 17/8/1965 to renamed as the Paris Cinema(reopening date unknown?). Classified by the National Trust on 3/12/1990. State Heritage register 3613, but not registered.

barryinperth on July 27, 2017 at 3:07 am

When in at the Museum of Performing Arts at His Majesty’s Theatre a couple of weeks back, archivist Ivan King showed me the interior shots he has of the Plaza. They are wonderful – and thank heavens high resolution images still exist. They haven’t been scanned unfortunately but I’m hoping I can get Ivan to scan them for me so I can upload here.

davidcoppock on July 19, 2015 at 3:57 am

The Plaza Theatre was opened on 16/9/37 with “Coronation in techicolour”,“March of time”, “Walt Disney colour cartoon(The Country Cousins)”,“Lastest Australian and Overseas Fox News”,and “Lloyds of London”. The theatre closed on 17/8/1965,and reopened on 19/8/1965 as the Paris Theatre. The Paris Theatre closed in 1984,and turned a disco. The entrance and exits were converted into shops in Plaza Arcade. The auditorium is still there,access through the rear entrance in the laneway.

barryinperth on September 15, 2013 at 5:42 am

It’s heartening that the PLAZA/PARIS still exists, modified and mothballed but not destroyed. Is there someone out there who could bring this fine art deco environment back to life? If you look at the images posted by damient86, you’ll see the fine deco ceiling and streamlined wall motifs. This remains a mini-treasure awaiting re-discovery.

damient86 on October 16, 2011 at 9:01 am

Here’s an incredible series of 3D photos of the auditorium. As you can see it was painted black from when it was a disco, and the chairs were removed. But it’s still there waiting.

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Mark747 on June 18, 2010 at 9:23 pm

Here is more information on the Plaza with a photo, was built on the site of the old Majestic Theatre:
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Old photo of The Majestic:
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mancz on May 24, 2007 at 3:35 am

does anyone have any pictures of this theatre? I walk past this building, and through the arcade below it quite often wondering whats inside…

Alexinperth on June 11, 2006 at 7:43 pm

I remember seeing SOUTH PACIFIC at the Plaza. The cinema installed a new curtain in white with big pink flowers on it and sprayed floral perfume in the auditorium during the movie. Such was the charm of the cinema in those days. SOUTH PACIFIC was also filmed in TODD-AO like AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS. The Plaza installed the special sized screen for those movies. The cinema had an elegant atmosphere. Pity the cinema is not open today. They could re-open and show a lot of the old movies of the 50s and 60s on the big screen. Time to re-live the past, eh!!? Alexinperth