Plaza Theatre

Winchester Road & Southampton Road,
Romsey, SO51 8JA

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Plaza Theatre

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Located in Romsey, Hampshire, at the junction of Winchester Road and Southampton Road. The Plaza Cinema De Luxe was opened on 14th December 1931 with Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery in “Stangers May Kiss”. It was built for Humby’s Cinemas Ltd. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system and had a 25 feet wide proscenium, behind which was a sizable stage.

It had a couple more operators before closing on 8th May 1968. It was converted into a bingo club, which closed around 1981.

In 1982, it was purchased by the Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, and re-opened with an ‘Old Time Music Hall’ show on 5th November 1982.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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LenGazzard
LenGazzard on July 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

Internet source credits Mr Robin A. Thomas F.R.I.B.A (born 1881) of Cosham Hampshire as Architect and gives opening date as 14th December 1931.

Petercmoore
Petercmoore on November 16, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Website for the Plaza Theatre, Romsey, is http://www.plazatheatre.com/index.php

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