Plaza Theatre

282 Broad Street,
Windsor, CT 06095

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Additional Info

Previously operated by: Lockwood & Gordon Enterprises

Architects: Pauline W. Shulman

Styles: Art Deco

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Plaza Theater - November 2001

The Plaza Theatre was a small Art Deco style movie house in the center of Windsor. It opened December 2, 1939 with Laurence Olivier & Vivian Leigh in “Clouds Over Europe” and Edith Fellows in “Five Little Peppers”. Like many small town cinemas in the area, the construction of numerous multiplexes killed this once popular movie theater. The Plaza Theatre, and its ilk, are most likely down for the count. Renovation work began in October 2013.

Contributed by Roger Katz

Recent comments (view all 28 comments)

mkelley on November 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

I know it’s a long shot but I have grown up in Windsor also, and went to the theater a few times when I was very young! I would love to restore it and get it running again, showing movies at night and using it for guest lecturers and classes during the day to assist those looking for work to improve resumes and interview skills etc. If anyone knows of any way to get funding for such a project or would be interested in assisting or being a part of it, let me know! I would love to bring this great place back to life!

paulessenfeld on October 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

The theater is being restored.

paulessenfeld on October 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

jope363: please send old photos for 2014 Windsor Almanac. Thank you.

jope363 on January 21, 2014 at 8:49 am

paulessenfeld: 2 photos of the booth have been uploaded

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on February 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm

I haven’t found any recent news about the Plaza. Anyone know if the effort to restore it has gone anywhere?

FrankE on March 10, 2015 at 7:20 pm

It’s being revived. I think this article is the latest.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm

Frank, that article is from two years ago and it said the theatre would be open by the end of the year (2013) so I am guessing things have fallen apart.

Peterbilt1951 on October 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm

Hi I lived in Windsor in 1964. I saw hrd Days Night Beatles at the Plaza. Shined shoes at barbour shop next to banks. played base ball behind band and climbe wall to retrieve the ball. Frank 6.16.51

rivest266 on February 20, 2017 at 4:33 pm

This opened on December 2nd, 1939. Grand opening ad in photo section.

marqueesignrehabber on May 25, 2018 at 4:30 pm

I am trying to figure out how to rehab the movie marquee. it has been agreed that the PLAZA letters were red neon with black trim, but the neon borders on the front sides & underside remain a mystery. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks, Ray 860-752-5628

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