Plaza Theatre

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

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Plaza Theatre

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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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Mikeoaklandpark on December 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Congradulations Longislandmovies on purchasing the theater.

longislandmovies on March 20, 2013 at 5:24 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 on March 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm


galateasca on July 10, 2013 at 12:50 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 1:59 am

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

longislandmovies on April 16, 2014 at 10:16 pm

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

rechols on April 17, 2014 at 4:06 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 4:01 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 17, 2014 at 7:44 pm

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.

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