Plaza Twin

1259 Whitehall Mall,
Whitehall, PA 18052

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Plaza entrance

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The Plaza Theater opened July 8, 1966 at the Whitehall Mall as a single screen. The theater was actually opened before the Mall was, and there were large plastic sheets to stop people from going into the construction area inside the mall. The first film shown there was “The Glass Bottom Boat” with Doris Day and Rod Taylor.

On June 22, 1979 a second screen was added and it became the Plaza Twin. That’s probably where the 1,200 seats came from as it wasn’t all that big. 600 seats in each auditorium seems correct. It opened as a Budco theater but was converted to AMC after the merger. where it was run as an “second run” theater

It was sold to the Roxy Managment Co. in 1996 and became a third run theater, and seats went for $1. The Roxy Management Co. closed it in 1999. It’s interior was gutted and combined with an unused section of the old Lea’s and converted in to an Gold’s Gym location the mall interior. The facade was kept intact after the conversion.

Contributed by Jeffrey Piatt

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rivest266
rivest266 on April 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm

This opened on July 8th, 1966 with one screen and the 2nd screen opened on June 22nd, 1979. Grand opening ads in the photo section.

jeffpiatt
jeffpiatt on September 10, 2017 at 12:43 am

it’s Name under AMC Management was AMC Plaza 2.

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