Plaza Theatre

164 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT

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Plaza Theatre

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Opened as the Garden Theatre, this old movie house became known as the Plaza and was later demolished.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 17, 2005 at 6:46 pm

I was in Waterbury on Monday and decided to visit every listed Waterbury movie theater, living or deceased. I couldn’t find this building on the right side of the street.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on August 18, 2005 at 12:15 am

shoe: How could you miss the building? There’s a huge, brand-new arts magnet school where this theatre used to be.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 18, 2005 at 11:57 am

Oh yeah, oops! The real entrance to that school is from the courtyard. Sometimes when you’re biking and exploring all day, you miss some things. I didn’t have time to write down all the theaters and what’s in their place, just the addresses.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 26, 2007 at 3:26 pm

A Robert-Morton theater organ was installed in the New Garden Theater in 1927.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 27, 2007 at 7:10 am

It seems it had a few more names. It was originally Poli then the State, then the Garden and then Plaza. A dance hall was in the same building on the fourth floor and since the building was slightly on a hill, the feature was the sloping marquee. A picture is on page 58 of Images of America: Waterbury.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 27, 2007 at 11:51 am

The Poli and State were across the street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 9, 2008 at 5:34 pm

The Plaza and State Theater can be seen in this photo of East Main Street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 7, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Another street scene.

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