Screen Oxted

7 Station Road West,
Oxted, RH8 9EE

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Plaze Cinema Oxted

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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 Mainline Pictures chain took over and it was re-named Screen at the Plaza. 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. Seating at the now re-named Screen Oxted, is now provided for 440, using the stalls seating area only.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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Simon Overton
Simon Overton on October 13, 2008 at 8:45 am

You LUCKY devils. Wish I could join you for your event.
Long live the single screen cinemas!

Richard41
Richard41 on June 28, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I used to show the films in this cinema in the mid 60’s. Delighted to see that it is still operating as a cinema, and not a bingo hall. Bravo!!

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