Plaza Theatre

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

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The Plaza Theatre opened in 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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longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 16, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I have purchase the plaza theater .. look for updates soon.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on November 19, 2012 at 3:51 pm

For immediate release.

The Plaza Theatre set to change owners December 27th.
Plaza Theatre – 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave Atlanta GA 30306

After six years as owners and operators of the Plaza Theatre, Jonathan and Gayle Rej have decided to pass the torch of operating Atlanta’s oldest cinema to Michael Furlinger. He has 30 years experience in the cinema business and has worked as an owner/operator as well as film booker. He took his last theatre, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina from a struggling enterprise to a huge success with deep ties to the community. Furlinger’s plan for the Plaza Theatre is to use his expertise in film booking and close relationships with the studios to strengthen the feature programming while continuing the current popular special events such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Silver Scream Spookshow, Splatter Cinema, Taboo La-La, The Room, and Wonderroot’s Local Film Night. The Plaza Theatre will also remain home to the revered Atlanta Film Festival, continuing their programming and workshops throughout the year. Furlinger has big plans for substantial renovations including new state of the art DCP digital projectors, brand new seats, and gourmet concessions.

The Rejs look forward to see this new chapter in the story of The Plaza Theatre unfold. They’re excited Furlinger is able to invest in the future of the theatre and ensure it’s longevity continues. The community and patrons have been very encouraging towards the theatre and the Rejs hope that support will continue for Furlinger.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on December 2, 2012 at 4:10 pm

1049 Ponce De Leon Ave., Atlanta GA 30306 | plazaatlanta.com 20th November 2012

Greetings!

Starting December 27th the Plaza Theatre will be operating under new ownership. Michael Furlinger has had his eye on the Plaza for many years in the hopes of one day owning and operating it. Having spoken with him a few times over the last 6 years we have decided it will be best for the Plaza’s survival to pass the torch to him. He has 30 years experience in the cinema business and has worked as an owner/operator as well as a film booker. He took his last theatre, the Terrace Theatre in Charleston, South Carolina from a struggling enterprise to a huge success with deep ties to the community. Furlinger’s plan for the Plaza Theatre is to use his expertise in film booking and close relationships with the studios to strengthen the feature programming while continuing the current popular special events such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Silver Scream Spookshow, Splatter Cinema, Taboo La-La, The Room, and Wonderroot’s Local Film Night. The Plaza Theatre will also remain home to the revered Atlanta Film Festival, continuing their programming and workshops throughout the year. Furlinger has big plans for substantial renovations including new state of the art DCP digital projectors, brand new seats, and gourmet concessions. 35mm film is quickly being phased out and very soon the only way to show a movie in the theatre will be DCP so we are excited he is willing to make these investments to help the Plaza Theatre secure a place in the future of Atlanta.

As far as the Plaza Theatre Foundation is concerned, we are currently working with the Atlanta FIlm Festival and Michael about how that will still be able to contribute, but for now your memberships and passes will continue to be honored under the new ownership. Those of you who purchased stars for our Star Wall, I will be taking those stars and mounting them to plaques to give to each of you. The few of you who made donations to our buy a seat campaign, I can return your donation.

Thank you all so much for your support! It has been our honor to be a part of the Plaza’s history and we hope you feel the same way. We’ve accomplished what we originally set out to do which was to save the Plaza from becoming a drug store or something else and we couldn’t have done it with out you all. We wish Michael the best of luck and we hope you all will continue to be supporters of the Plaza. We can’t wait to see Atlanta’s oldest cinema not just survive, but thrive!

Jonathan & Gayle

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Mikeoaklandpark on December 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

Congradulations Longislandmovies on purchasing the theater.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

July 1st to 25 th — We are presenting 25 days of Bond—– all Bond films will be played with the first film starting on the first of the month and so on.

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on March 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

tHEATRE HAS JUST ABOUT FINISHED A MAJOR RESTORATION , AS OF MARCH 2013!

galateasca
galateasca on July 9, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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
longislandmovies on January 27, 2014 at 10:59 pm

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

longislandmovies
longislandmovies on April 16, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Plaza # 5 best movie theater in the world .
Men’s journal
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rechols
rechols on April 17, 2014 at 1:06 am

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

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