Plaza Theatre

282 Broad Street,
Windsor, CT 06095

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marqueesignrehabber on May 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm

I am trying to figure out how to rehab the movie marquee. it has been agreed that the PLAZA letters were red neon with black trim, but the neon borders on the front sides & underside remain a mystery. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks, Ray 860-752-5628

rivest266 on February 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm

This opened on December 2nd, 1939. Grand opening ad in photo section.

Peterbilt1951 on October 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Hi I lived in Windsor in 1964. I saw hrd Days Night Beatles at the Plaza. Shined shoes at barbour shop next to banks. played base ball behind band and climbe wall to retrieve the ball. Frank 6.16.51

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 10, 2015 at 7:25 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.

FrankE on March 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

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

jope363 on January 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

paulessenfeld: 2 photos of the booth have been uploaded

paulessenfeld on October 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

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

paulessenfeld on October 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

The theater is being restored.

mkelley on November 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

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!

CSD on February 21, 2011 at 2:45 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.

ancalimei on March 2, 2010 at 7:18 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.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm

The pipe burst after the theatre had already shut down.

ancalimei on February 21, 2010 at 12:47 am

I actually grew up, and still live less than a mile from this place.. I have many fond memories of going every friday with my friend to see whatever movie this place was showing, things like the adams family, twister, jurassic park, and it actually pains me to see the place reduced to nothing but a storage space, which is what it seems to be with boxes piled up in the front doors. I do recall hearing something about a water mane or water pipe or something bursting and I’m sure that hastened the demise of the plaza, but I’m always gonna remember that place, and even the baskin robins next to it.

jope363 on August 22, 2008 at 9:35 am

I worked at the Plaza between 1981 – 1993. I’ll have to dig up my old photos and post them.

shoeshoe14 on April 21, 2008 at 8:07 am

I was biking in Windsor last week and saw it for the first time. The marquee is oool and quite wooden from the underside, it has one lightbulb left in and the rest are not. The marquee now reads from both sides, “Welcome to Windsor and the Art Center in RR Freight House.”

There are 2 stores still open on the ground level and the rest are either closed or under construction. The alley on the left side had a door open to the back of the salon and up the stairs, the door was closed. For some reason, I didn’t go down the other flight to open the door.

Around to the other end was a sign that had Plaza in the name and I went upstairs. They were apartments, and it felt like a rooming house and the hallway was quite stuffy. If you went out front and looked up at the second floor, you’d see curtains and ACs.

RobertR on October 16, 2006 at 4:23 am

Is this still sitting empty?

SpikeSpiegel6262044 on March 25, 2006 at 7:18 am

Hey, can the guy who runs The Witches Dungeon use this as a theater for his films or no?

RobertR on October 13, 2005 at 3:41 am

Has anything changed here?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 25, 2004 at 4:31 pm

I was in thew Plaza today. It stills sits abandoned with everything still remaining: the seats, the screens, the speakers, and even the projector.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 25, 2004 at 10:54 am

There has been now sale as far as I know. It is still stuck in limbo due to environmental problems. Contact the town of Windsor’s economic development commission for details on current ownership and listing agent.

RobertR on October 25, 2004 at 9:59 am

This is a great old Marquee, it would look awesome all relit with new neon.

diverdave on October 25, 2004 at 9:16 am

I can’t seem to find any information on the sale of this theater, or even any recent information on the status of the sale. Does anyone know where I can find this information? Perhaps the owner?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on April 6, 2004 at 1:24 pm

Shulman also owned those two theatres in addition to the since-demolished Rivoli near the corner of Park & New Park in Hartford. Shulman’s family still owns and operates the Webster Theatre.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 5, 2004 at 10:16 am

Hey Michael: Believe it or not, this theatre actually IS under consideration for use by a symphony orchestra. Word is that the Hartford Symphony Orchestra is considering turning the Plaza into their rehearsal space.