Plaza Theatre

103-12 Roosevelt Avenue,
Corona, NY 11368

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br91975 on April 22, 2005 at 6:13 pm

Does the one auditorium occupy the entire balcony, movieman007? Any signs of ongoing construction or division of the balcony into additional screens?

movieman007 on April 22, 2005 at 6:03 pm

O K here’s the deal…… I have been in the theater, my friend did the booth install, and I did a service call there last week. The only part of the theater is left is a small hallway in the back of the lower lobby that goes to the original stairs that goes to the balcony theater, witch was theater 2 when it was the ‘Plaza Twin’,
every other space is being used for retail, at this time they are running single features only.

br91975 on April 22, 2005 at 5:38 pm

It is, Warren; according to its display ad in today’s NY Post, the remake of ‘The Amityville Horror’ is currently playing there (at the Plaza ‘Twin’, natch).

br91975 on March 25, 2005 at 6:48 am

A return to the way the Plaza used to advertise in the various newspaper movie clocks; curious to know what the second feature is…

RobertR on March 25, 2005 at 6:40 am

The Plaza is showing The Ring 2 with a co-feature that is not listed in the paper.

RobertR on March 7, 2005 at 11:14 am

The above post above about a quad having one theatre with 90 seats and another with 65 confuses me. This place was a barn, where did all the space go?

Paul Noble
Paul Noble on February 11, 2005 at 6:39 pm

Both the Plaza and the Jackson are presenting “Hitch” beginning today with Spanish subtitles, so the borough of Queens now has two theaters serving the needs of the Corona and Jackson Heights communities.

cinemaservices on February 2, 2005 at 12:07 pm

Warren as far as movies with Spanish subtitles showing here and if they would continue to show
in Jackson Heights is really up in the air.

I believe there is a big enough market for both
theater to show Spanish subtitle features.

However is there enough prints to go around is another question when the “big hits” are released.

cinemaservices on February 2, 2005 at 12:00 pm

The trouble with making The Plaza Theatre a quad is 2 of the theaters would have only seated 65 in one theatre and 90 seats in the other.

br91975 on February 2, 2005 at 10:17 am

According to CinemaDayton’s posting of this past January 7th, the Plaza is to eventually become a quad. I wonder if that’s still the case and what’s causing the delay in opening the other screen(s).

cinemaservices on February 2, 2005 at 9:24 am

Plaza Theatre 2 will join Plaza Theatre 1 this summer.
Hopefully Plaza Theatre 2 will open in time for
the summer movie kickoff in May.

jays on January 17, 2005 at 12:26 am

Has anyone been inside yet did they ruin the upstairs screen this theatre had descent sized screens for a present day outer borough twin theatre. I’m on vacation I’M going to visit it and post a report. the last film I saw there was “A Man Apart” in theatre 1 downstairs.

englewoodcinema on January 7, 2005 at 10:18 am

I am confused!!!
THIS PLACE IS CALLED Plaza Twin but it has only one screen up and running.

I talked to someone who said they were the manager when I asked to speak to a manager.

I asked why they were only playing only one movie. She said work is being done on the other theatres. I said you’re a twin right, what other theatres, you mean your working on the second screen. The lady than said that they were a quad and the other theatres would open soon. The lady seemed like she was in a rush because she acted like she was in a hurry to get off the phone.

I said if you are a quad why is it called Plaza Twin?
The lady said “We will have four theatres but will still be Plaza Twin sir, okay have a nice day”. The phone clicked and that was it.

I ask you all to help me… tell what is going on with the Plaza Twin. If it is going to be a four-screen quad why keep the name Plaza Twin that would be dumb.

That is like having Cinemas 8 and calling it Cinema 4.
Can anyone help me??

br91975 on January 2, 2005 at 9:13 am

The Plaza is currently being booked by Cinema Services. I don’t recall their association with any theatre previously in the tri-state area or know if they’re affiliated with another service, such as Creative Entertainment, Lesser, etc.

RobertR on January 2, 2005 at 6:25 am

Has anyone been here yet?

RobertR on December 28, 2004 at 9:33 am

I don’t see where anyone made a mockery of your work. I think people are more confused about the present situation. The theatre was supposed to be a five-plex until the Queens Theatre Group ran out of money and now one screen is open. Why tear the place apart and only wind up with a twin anyways? And of all things the put another drugstore in there.

mcintyro on December 28, 2004 at 8:15 am

Greetings concerned citizens:

I don’t mean to throw my weight around, and I am not trying to brag, but I happen to be the original architect who renovated and twinned the PLAZA theater, and I don’t take kindly having my work made a mockery of. Also, I am not going to stand for it. I’m sure gifted surgeons don’t stand for it, therefore, why should I. Again, not throwing my weight around, but I became a pioneer in twinning movie theaters back in the 70’s. If any of you people think that was an easy thing to do, I’d like to see you try. My MAJOR accomplishments include: The RKO COLISEUM (all renovations), Loew’s Paradise, RKO KEITH, RKO FORDHAM. I have not renovated theaters in quite awhile as I am frequently asked to lecture worldwide. Also, because of chains like National Amusements, they are building multiplexes from the ground up.

Lastly, it’s easy to mock somebody, and it costs nothing. I am not asking for any sort of prize, just let it stand as a footnot in history.


RobertR on December 22, 2004 at 10:58 am

What a shame they hacked the place apart and it’s still just a twin.

lopez on December 19, 2004 at 10:11 am

I still have a hard time believing it will reopen. If it does, hopefully it’ll remain just one screen upstairs. If it gets broken up, the divided theaters are bound to have odd, angular sightlines and keystoning as a result of the curved seating in the balcony section.

RobertR on December 19, 2004 at 9:11 am

Maybe there will be an auditorium there?

RobertR on December 19, 2004 at 5:37 am

Oh another Coliseum job. I heard Queens Theatre Circut was having hard times that may be why this took so long and the Ridgewood has had no maintenance done to it. Hopefully this place will do well for them. I am sure when they reopen the double bills will be gone.

joemasher on December 19, 2004 at 4:39 am

My understanding is that all auditoriums (I’m not sure how many it wound up being) are in the former balcony.

br91975 on December 18, 2004 at 10:57 pm

Do any original architectural elements remain within the Walgreen’s portion of the Plaza?

lopez on December 18, 2004 at 6:13 pm

this was a fairly ornate theater with a very detailed ceiling dome and proscenium. There were also side boxes that remained intact after the twinning and could be seen but not accessed when viewing a movie in the downstairs auditorium. The boxes had been separated from the rest of the balcony by the wall installed for the twinning. Both houses had big screens and decent seat counts.

RobertR on December 16, 2004 at 8:37 pm

I’m curious what the layout will be here. It seems there is some original orchestra space left and then all of the balconies. How ornate was this theatre originally? I was never inside.