Vernon Plaza Theatre
1717 Cumberland Street,
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The single screen Plaza Theatre was built by Texas Consolidated Theatres Inc. in 1953, over the ruins of the Vernon Opera House. The theatre faces the courthouse. It had a seating capacity for 1,204, all on a single floor. There was a cry room at the rear of the auditorium which seated 12 patrons. The Plaza Theatre was equipped for CinemaScope films and stereophonic sound.
The facade is interesting, with a short tower on the left in orange brick. The street level has a very unattractive mosaic pattern, but the marquee is very nice, and still has glass panels in the attractions boards. The ticket booth has no glass, and someone has placed a potted plant on the counter. The theatre was later twinned.
The Plaza Theatre was re-opened by the current operators in March 2007.
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