Plaza Theatre

2601 Cross Country Drive,
Columbus, GA 31906

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Plaza Theatre

Viewing: Photo | Street View

Opened July 3, 1970 with Robert Morse in “Boatniks”. If my finite memory serves me well, this is where I first saw “My Fair Lady” as a child back in the early-1970’s.

Based on a view of a recent aerial photograph, it appears that the other two auditoriums were built from the ground up as opposed to splitting up the main one. It was demolished in February 2014.

Contributed by Jack Coursey

Recent comments (view all 26 comments)

Vhs4ever on March 19, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Thanks for the memories

Adamthemoviefan on July 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm

They tore it down to build a park said it was an eye sore. Now it’s just a empty lot should have been left alone

JackCoursey on August 23, 2014 at 9:22 am

Does anyone know of any theaters of the design still existing? I would love to get some photos of them. The Tara in Atlanta, GA. is a variation on this theme.

Chris1982 on August 23, 2014 at 12:06 pm

ABC’s Ultravision Theatres were shaped like this theatre. If there are any of the Ultravision theatres still in operation or in existence they might be worth photographing.

Adam on May 25, 2017 at 2:17 pm

I miss this theatre

pnelson on May 25, 2017 at 7:18 pm

Beautiful architecture here and curved design is lovely. Some of the Dimension 150 theatres used this similar design. Did not know My Fair Lady was done in cinerama. Thought it was filmed in the 1960’s. Saw it in extreme 70mil. Music Box Theatre in Seattle. A small place with a huge wide screen. Torn down now. It was elaborate too.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2017 at 8:28 pm

My Fair Lady was not a Cinerama film. It was filmed in the Super Panavision 70 process, and released in both 70mm and 35mm (anamorphic) formats. The Plaza was a 70mm house.

Adam on May 29, 2017 at 7:49 am

I remember seeing Robocop and missing in action 3 at the plaza it was a nice theatre the seats were great.

Matt Ceccato
Matt Ceccato on February 19, 2018 at 11:00 am

I erroneously reported that an auditorium was built from the ground up in 1977. It was built in 1975 or 1976, still researching when.

rivest266 on July 4, 2018 at 1:39 pm

This opened on July 3rd, 1970. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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