Plaza Theater

282 Broad Street,
Windsor, CT 06095

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Plaza Theater - November 2001

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The Plaza Theater was a small Art Deco style movie house in the center of Windsor. Like many small town cinemas in the area, the construction of numerous multiplexes killed this once popular movie theater. The Plaza Theater, and its ilk, are most likely down for the count. Renovation work began in October 2013.

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 1, 2010 at 3:58 pm

The pipe burst after the theatre had already shut down.

ancalimei on March 2, 2010 at 10:18 am

Aaah, well at least I was right that the pipes burst in the first place lol. Still, it is quite a shame. Last time the place was open was for a town festival, they showed a free movie there… That was actually after the place closed, but only a year or two after.

CSD on February 21, 2011 at 5:45 am

I grew up in Windsor and it was sitting in the Plaza as a 4 year old that I realized I wanted to be an actor. I live in Los Angeles now, but the Plaza is never far from my heart.

mkelley on November 20, 2011 at 12:08 pm

I know it’s a long shot but I have grown up in Windsor also, and went to the theater a few times when I was very young! I would love to restore it and get it running again, showing movies at night and using it for guest lecturers and classes during the day to assist those looking for work to improve resumes and interview skills etc. If anyone knows of any way to get funding for such a project or would be interested in assisting or being a part of it, let me know! I would love to bring this great place back to life!

paulessenfeld on October 25, 2013 at 11:35 pm

The theater is being restored.

paulessenfeld on October 25, 2013 at 11:36 pm

jope363: please send old photos for 2014 Windsor Almanac. Thank you.

jope363 on January 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

paulessenfeld: 2 photos of the booth have been uploaded

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 19, 2015 at 11:12 pm

I haven’t found any recent news about the Plaza. Anyone know if the effort to restore it has gone anywhere?

FrankE on March 10, 2015 at 10:20 pm

It’s being revived. I think this article is the latest.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 10, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Frank, that article is from two years ago and it said the theatre would be open by the end of the year (2013) so I am guessing things have fallen apart.

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