Plaza Theatre

1195 Mickley Road,
Allentown, PA 18052

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Plaza Theater, Whitehall Mall, Allentown PA

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Located on the north side of the Whitehall Mall. The Plaza Theatre was opened as a single screen cinema on July 8, 1966 with Doris Day in “The Glass Bottom Boat”. It was twinned in the 1980’s. It was taken over by AMC in 1996 and closed in 1999. It was demolished in the mid-2000’s.

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 20, 2011 at 8:31 am

Could use an address or crossroads, more info and photos are always welcome.

bwmoll3 on July 30, 2013 at 7:27 am

The Plaza opened in the summer of 1966 at the Whitehall Mall as a single screen. It was not on Hamilton Street.

The theater was actually opened before the Mall was, and there were large plastic sheets to stop people from going into the construction area inside the mall.

The first film shown there was “The Glass Bottom Boat” with Doris Day and Rod Taylor

During the 1980s, it became the Plaza Twin, with two screens That’s probably where the 1,200 seats came from as it wasn’t all that big. 600 seats seems correct.

It was sold to AMC in 1996 and became a “Third Run” theater, and seats went for $1. AMC closed it closed in 1999. It was later torn down in the mid 2000s, when the Mall was re-developed.

rivest266 on April 27, 2017 at 4:47 pm

This opened on July 8th, 1966. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

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