Plaza Theatre

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

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Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on August 12, 2006 at 1:58 pm

no movies playing at this time must be the change of owners week…….

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on August 8, 2006 at 5:18 am

I looked at this theater i seE it lists AS SOLD , good luck .a nice theater that needs work in a great location.

gbeenie on August 7, 2006 at 8:00 am

The Plaza has finally sold, after months of searching, and will apparently re-open in a couple of weeks.

alansharples on June 27, 2006 at 9:47 am

I saw my first xxx movie there in 1972. After that the theater had live burlesque shows until it reopened as a ‘legit’ cinema in 1983.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on June 21, 2006 at 6:44 pm

Oh I forgot Atlantas oldest continuos run movie house since 1939…

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on June 21, 2006 at 6:38 pm

mi3 was the last movie it played before going to just midnight rocky horror.

Don K.
Don K. on June 21, 2006 at 5:56 pm

Well, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. Maybe I should be more surprised that the theater was in operation for so many years. One can only hope that the Plaza Theatre’s new owner will want to operate it as a movie theater. However, I will not be too surprised if they have another agenda altogether. Looks like we’ll have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

Always wanted to attend the Plaza again, but whenever I was in town there was nothing playing there that I hadn’t already seen. I’d hate to know that the Plaza ended its life as a movie house without having one more chance to attend it.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on June 17, 2006 at 5:12 pm

FOR SALE ON BIZ $100,000.00

Don K.
Don K. on June 7, 2006 at 3:26 am

That is strange. As an educated guess, I wonder if they are nearing the end of their lease. Hopefully, someone can fill us in on the facts.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on June 6, 2006 at 4:32 pm

theater just runs midnight rocky horror …………and thats it …….strange

Don K.
Don K. on June 6, 2006 at 5:21 am

If the Plaza Theatre has actually closed, could we have some more details? It was my impression that George Lefont leased the theater, but did not own the building. Obviously times change, and that seldom bodes well for vintage theaters. Does anyone know if the theater is slated for demolition?

Although I haven’t lived in Atlanta for many years, I was born there and grew up there. In the ‘50’s I saw many movies at the Plaza Theatre. The last time I attended the Plaza Theatre was in 1985.

Michael Furlinger
Michael Furlinger on June 3, 2006 at 3:17 am

What a cool looking theater…………

RobertR on August 16, 2005 at 3:46 am

Here is a recent photo
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Don K.
Don K. on May 27, 2005 at 7:36 pm

Here’s a link to a nice “then and now” pair of photos at the Atlanta Time Machine website:

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Might glad that this theatre is still in operation!

Don K.
Don K. on May 25, 2005 at 3:12 pm

Here’s a link to a photo of the Plaza Theater, dated 1951:

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The last time I attended the Plaza Theater was twenty years ago. The first time was over 30 years before that occasion. When I was growing up in Atlanta, I saw a number of movies there. My father told me that the Plaza Shopping Center was the first of its kind in the Atlanta area.

The Plaza Theater was one of my favorite neighborhood theaters when I was growing up. It’s really nice that not only has it survived, but it continues to operate. That’s remarkable for a city that has changed as much as Atlanta has in the last fifty something years!

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on December 15, 2004 at 9:07 am

The Plaza Theatre opened in 1939. Architect; George Harwell Bond designed this 1,000 seat Art Deco movie theatre. At one time it operated as a XXX Adult movie theatre before re-opening as a regular theatre again in 1983.

jrm20001 on November 16, 2003 at 10:59 pm

Here is a link to a little info about the Plaza. A photo of the main portion of the marquee is on this site.

R. McGee

unknown on November 4, 2003 at 10:19 am

The Plaza Theater is located in one of the city’s most historic small neighborhood strip centers on Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue. The building has its original marquee. Its large downstairs auditorium is intact but the balcony level has been converted to show separate features. The Plaza shows excellent art and foreign films and is owned by the same folks that run the Garden Hills Cinema in Buckhead. The Plaza went through some rough times but the surrounding neighborhood has become trendy again in the past ten years and the theatre is very popular with intown