Plaza Theatre

1049-51 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE,
Atlanta, GA 30306

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The Plaza Theatre opened December 22, 1939 with 1,000 seats in orchestra and balcony levels. In 1983 the theatre was sub-divided and the balcony became a second screen.

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galateasca on July 10, 2013 at 5:50 am

We had the pleasure of taking our son to see a showing of “Rock and Roll High School” at the Plaza- we were so happy to be filled with nostalgia that we didn’t care that the film print was dark and that the place needed a good cleaning. It was just nice to be back in a kinder, gentler time. Can’t wait to go and see the renovation!

longislandmovies on January 28, 2014 at 6:59 am

2014 the Plaza celebrates 75 years as Ga oldest operating movie theatre!

longislandmovies on April 17, 2014 at 3:16 am

Plaza # 5 best movie theater in the world .
Men’s journal

rechols on April 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

Great to hear this great theater is getting the recognition it deserves!
Thank you longislandmovies for taking care of her.

longislandmovies on April 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Credit: Moses Robinson / Getty Images Like many of the country’s earliest movie palaces, the Plaza Theatre has gone through a series of incarnations in the 75 years since it opened, from an Art Deco gem in the 1930s to a 1970s porn palace to a restored repertory theater in the 1990s. In 2012, The Plaza – Atlanta’s oldest continuously operating cinema – was purchased by a new owner, who has since reverted its programming back to a nice mix of new indie films, contemporary classics, and regular midnight screenings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.

Why It Stands Out: In 2012, Michael Furlinger – who previously revamped Charleston’s Terrace Theatre – purchased the Plaza Theatre and has been dutifully working to upgrade the facilities (Including giving it plush chairs, gourmet concessions, and digital projection) while keeping popular community events intact.

longislandmovies on December 18, 2014 at 12:44 am

Michael Furlinger, president of Atlanta’s Plaza Theater, may have been the last man standing. Early on Wednesday he pledged not to deviate from his scheduled Christmas Eve premiere. “I’d never stand for something like that,” he said. “As an independent we have more flexibility.” Ultimately, it wasn’t his decision. “I hate this,” he said after the final announcement. “This is blackmail.”

Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre planned to go ahead with its plan to screen “The Interview” until Sony decided to cancel the project altogether.

longislandmovies on December 22, 2014 at 10:45 am

Well it’s official today’s our Birthday – 75 years young today ……. Happy Birthday Plaza theatre !

You’ve come a long way baby !

Mikeoaklandpark on December 24, 2014 at 6:43 pm

Three cheers for opening The Interview tomorrow. Freedom of speech wins again

longislandmovies on December 27, 2014 at 6:58 pm

First theatre in the nation to announce there playing The Interview .

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