Plaza Theatre

near SE 12th and Main,
Bentonville, AR

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2009 at 3:51 pm

It has been the Plaza since at least 1940. Probably even earlier than that.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 18, 2009 at 3:47 pm

Here is an item from the Northwest Arkansas Times dated 4/26/52. Looks like it was already the Plaza by 1952.

Jack “Pud” Fields has sold the Plaza Grill, located in the Plaza Theater building, to Dan Pickens, a Korean war veteran who served with the 936th Field Artillery Battalion of the Arkansas National Guard.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm

You only research theaters on the main page. LOL

This should be listed as the Plaza Theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on July 18, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Here is an item from the Fayetteville Democrat in August 1932:

Bentonville, Aug.9-A.M. Lightner, Guy D. Lightner and Mary T. Grant have become the owners of the Meteor Theater in a deal with Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Williams, of Tonkawa, Okla., who purchased the property about a month ago. The theater was valued at $20,000, and a 40-acre farm owned by the Lightners near the New Hope rural school was part of the consideration. Mr. Williams, who has been manager of the theater, will continue in charge of it for the present. The theater was built a few years ago by Harry Kelly and is one of the finest in this section.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

Here is a 1985 photo of a Plaza Theater in Bentonville, AR. The building in that photo looks the same as the building in the Meteor Theater photo linked to above.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 5, 2008 at 10:09 am

A photo of the Meteor Theater building can be seen here.