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.

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

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Vhs4ever
Vhs4ever on March 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I wish they would have left it alone

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on March 18, 2014 at 10:03 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
Vhs4ever on March 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Thanks for the memories

Adamthemoviefan
Adamthemoviefan on July 31, 2014 at 3:31 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
JackCoursey on August 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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
Chris1982 on August 23, 2014 at 3:06 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
Adam on May 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm

I miss this theatre

pnelson
pnelson on May 25, 2017 at 10:18 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 11:28 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
Adam on May 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

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

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