7 Station Road West,
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The Plaza Cinema opened in 1929 with John Boles in "The Desert Song". The cinema is designed in a Mock Tudor style, both externally with its black & white half-timbered facade and internally, where there is an oak beamed ceiling. The original seating capacity was for 460 and the proscenium was 28 feet wide.
In 1936 a balcony was added, increasing the seating capacity to 662. When Cinemascope was fitted in the mid-1950’s, the screen was brought forward of the original proscenium.
It was always independently operated, until mid-2001, when the owner died and it was purchased by a property developer and leased to the Mainline Pictures chain and they re-named it Screen Oxted. A licenced bar was opened in May 2001, located in former shop premises which adjoined the entrance. In 2008, Mainline Pictures were taken over by the Everyman Media Group and re-named Everyman Oxted.
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