Plaza Theatre

2601 Cross Country Drive,
Columbus, GA 31906

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Vhs4ever
Vhs4ever on March 19, 2014 at 11:41 pm

Thanks for the memories

NightHawk1
NightHawk1 on March 19, 2014 at 2:03 am

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 1:50 am

I wish they would have left it alone

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 19, 2014 at 12:08 am

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.

Adam
Adam on March 18, 2014 at 10:58 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

Adam
Adam on March 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm

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

Adam
Adam on November 7, 2013 at 8:10 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

mpceccato
mpceccato on December 21, 2012 at 8:22 pm

One auditorium was built from the ground up (first film to show in it was “The Spy Who Loved Me” in 1977). The Ultra-Vision auditorium was split in two a year later.

Mikeoaklandpark
Mikeoaklandpark on July 30, 2012 at 8:30 pm

Ok dumb queston what was ultavision? was it a theater chain or a type of scope?

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 29, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Described in the same issue: Boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Featured in color on the front cover of this trade journal in November, 1970: Boxoffice

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 7, 2012 at 2:18 am

ABC had Several,rivest266.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 23, 2012 at 11:46 pm

I am willing to bet that this was an “UltraVision” theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Francis Boucher is managing here in the summer of 1983.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2011 at 1:31 am

Plitt Theatres,Knoxville District Admission price memo.1983.Left it out above.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2011 at 1:30 am

The summer prices for 1983 were sent to the PLAZA I,II and III on April 27 1983 from the Knoxville District.“BLUE THUNDER” will be $4.00 a seat and Child will be $2.00 a seat. “BREATHLESS” will be the same.“SUPERMAN” stays at $4,00 for Adults ,but the kids will pay $2.50 a seat.

ashley767
ashley767 on December 18, 2007 at 4:09 am

Does anyone know who the current owner of the Plaza Theater is and how to get in touch with him or her?

videomike61
videomike61 on July 4, 2007 at 5:15 am

Well your memory is almost correct, The Plaza was built as a single screen theatre with 2 projectors almost facing each other while shootiing into a box of mirrors , this was called ultravision which gave a very clear picture all across the super large screen.

In around 1974 the second theatre was added and in 1978 theatre one was split into 2 theatres
the theatre ran only one screen for over 90 days while crews worked day and night to get theatres 1 and 3 open as fast as possible
I remeber before that many movies that played attracted large crowds but no of them compaired to the little ol' movie that started in June of 1977 that had people lined up for hours to see Star Wars..
I grew up working with my dad along with many life long friends in this theatre and missed the days where it was the showcase of Columbus

videomike61
videomike61 on July 4, 2007 at 5:15 am

Well your memory is almost correct, The Plaza was built as a single screen theatre with 2 projectors almost facing each other while shootiing into a box of mirrors , this was called ultravision which gave a very clear picture all across the super large screen.

In around 1974 the second theatre was added and in 1978 theatre one was split into 2 theatres
the theatre ran only one screen for over 90 days while crews worked day and night to get theatres 1 and 3 open as fast as possible
I remeber before that many movies that played attracted large crowds but no of them compaired to the little ol' movie that started in June of 1977 that had people lined up for hours to see Star Wars..
I grew up working with my dad along with many life long friends in this theatre and missed the days where it was the showcase of Columbus

JackCoursey
JackCoursey on February 1, 2007 at 11:48 am

Here are some photos from January 2007 of the Plaza Theatre: 1, 2,
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