Plaza Theatre

132 W. Congress Street,
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Circa 1951

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The Plaza Theatre was designed by the local Tucson architectural firm Place & Place on July 3, 1930.

The firm also designed the High School Auditorium in 1924, and the University of Arizona Auditorium in 1937 (both located in Tucson).

Contributed by Lindsey C., Ken Roe

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thegrinch
thegrinch on November 28, 2006 at 11:28 pm

The Plaza was located on W. Congress and was demolished in the 60s or 70s when the new county government and superior court buildings were built. It was built in the early 30s and had a attractive Spanish Mission exterior. It primarily showed Spanish language films and I think was operated by the Diamos family which owned many of the theatres in southern Arizona. Don Story

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on March 10, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Here is an item from the Tucson Daily Citizen dated 2/17/69:

City officials have a relocation problem in connection with the Pueblo Center Redevelopment Project, that has them scratching their heads.

It involves a new site for the Plaza Theater, 132 W. Congress St. The Plaza is the only movie house showing strictly Spanish language films. Urban renewal Director Donald Laidlaw said there has been “no positive results to date” in relocating the theater. He asked today that owners of suitable property, particularly in the downtown area, contact him if they will build or remodel to suit the tenant The theater requires a building of 7,000-8,000 square feet. It also would need 150 off-street parking spaces.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 10, 2010 at 11:40 pm

Here is a March 1960 ad for the Cine Plaza in the Tucson Daily Citizen:
http://tinyurl.com/yzbux64

Elsie
Elsie on July 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

A 1936 view here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidleeguss/4098930904/

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