Plaza Theatre

2601 Cross Country Drive,
Columbus, GA 31906

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Plaza Theatre

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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. From what I can recall it was a single projector Cinerama with a giant curved screen.

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 21 comments)

Adam on November 7, 2013 at 12:10 pm

I remember watching Robocop and missing in action 3 at this theater. I love old movie theaters and it’s sad it just sitting there boarded up

Adam on March 13, 2014 at 8:11 am

Sad news it was tore dawn this past February. Sucks so much of my childhood was spent there

Adam on March 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm

It’s sucks it’s gone they are building a park there and it does make me feel good I’m not the only mad it’s gone lots of people are up set. R.i.p plaza theatre 1970-1997 tore down by idiots 2014

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2014 at 5:08 pm

The Plaza Theatre in Columbus was another of the theaters based on the prototype Ultra-Vison house (in Charleston, South Carolina) designed by William B. McGehee of the Asheville firm Six Associates. None of the early Ultra-Vision projects departed significantly from his original design.

Vhs4ever on March 18, 2014 at 6:50 pm

I wish they would have left it alone

NightHawk1 on March 18, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Did this theater end up a Carmike like the Charleston, SC Ultravision Theatre (that one ended up a 4-screen)? Carmike pretty much owns all the theaters in Columbus (except the pornhouse), its (and predecessor Martin Theatres') headquarters city. It wouldn’t surprise me if Carmike ran this one into the ground as they did with many other ex-ABC/Plitt/Cineplex Odeon cinemas in the Southeast.

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.

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