Plaza Theatre

191 Collins Street,
Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 4, 2013 at 2:58 pm

An article about three Australian theaters in the October 5, 1929, issue of Motion Picture News was illustrated primarily with photos of the interior of the Plaza. Here is the first page. Images can be enlarged by clicking on the + sign in the toolbar at lower right of the web page.

donald4564 on August 10, 2006 at 8:50 pm

The Plaza opened in 1929 as a talkie only cinema and had a small 2 manual cinema organ. This organ ened up first in Darwin and is now in Adelaide. The original plans for the Plaza’s use as a cabaret/ballroom seem not to have been altered too much as the sides of the auditorium were flanked by very large colonades.

rapallo on October 28, 2005 at 2:26 am

A magnificent “recreation”, as opposed to “restoration”. Having been completely gutted in the early 1970’s to create a shopping plaza (excuse the pun), the incredible recreation of this 1929 theatre must be seen to be believed. “THE” Cinema Recreation treasure of the 20th Century.