Plaza Theatre

2601 Cross Country Drive,
Columbus, GA 31906

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rivest266 on August 25, 2022 at 1:55 pm

Closed on May 30th, 1997, by Carmike Cinemas.

TheaterLover800 on December 7, 2019 at 12:11 am

I remember back in 1971 when I had visited my grandparents who now lived up there. I originally wanted to go to the downtown Rialto theater, which cinema treasurers and Georgia has forgotten a downtown theater very small that normally showed x rated movies were showing Die Frankenstine die, normally when I visited my Grandparents I and my dad would go to the Bradley up the street. I was curious about the Rialto cause it was showing x rated movies. By the time I came back, it was showing GP rated horror film. I wanted to see it, but, my cousin wanted to go to the plaza theater to see walt disney’s scandalous john. She won. Well, I was surprised that this theater was exactly like the Montgomery mall theater in Mont ala,alao an Ultravision theater . The same type of 146-degree screen, like Cinerama and stereophonic sound, in fact, the same movie that premiered in Georgia premiered at the one where I lived in august 70. The Brian Kieth film was projected onto the curved screen. My guess was a blown-up from 35mm Panavision and at the end of the film had auditorium audio effects, simulated stereo audio music.

Matt Ceccato
Matt Ceccato on October 16, 2018 at 1:20 pm

I found out that the second auditorium at the Plaza opened on Christmas Day, 1975. I’ve added a “coming soon” and a “opening” photo to the photo section. I still think the main Ultra-Vision theater was split in 1978.

rivest266 on July 4, 2018 at 4:39 pm

This opened on July 3rd, 1970. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

Matt Ceccato
Matt Ceccato on February 19, 2018 at 2:00 pm

I erroneously reported that an auditorium was built from the ground up in 1977. It was built in 1975 or 1976, still researching when.

Adam on May 29, 2017 at 10:49 am

I remember seeing Robocop and missing in action 3 at the plaza it was a nice theatre the seats were great.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 25, 2017 at 11:28 pm

My Fair Lady was not a Cinerama film. It was filmed in the Super Panavision 70 process, and released in both 70mm and 35mm (anamorphic) formats. The Plaza was a 70mm house.

pnelson on May 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm

Beautiful architecture here and curved design is lovely. Some of the Dimension 150 theatres used this similar design. Did not know My Fair Lady was done in cinerama. Thought it was filmed in the 1960’s. Saw it in extreme 70mil. Music Box Theatre in Seattle. A small place with a huge wide screen. Torn down now. It was elaborate too.

Adam on May 25, 2017 at 5:17 pm

I miss this theatre

Chris1982 on August 23, 2014 at 3:06 pm

ABC’s Ultravision Theatres were shaped like this theatre. If there are any of the Ultravision theatres still in operation or in existence they might be worth photographing.

JackCoursey on August 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Does anyone know of any theaters of the design still existing? I would love to get some photos of them. The Tara in Atlanta, GA. is a variation on this theme.

Adamthemoviefan on July 31, 2014 at 3:31 pm

They tore it down to build a park said it was an eye sore. Now it’s just a empty lot should have been left alone

Vhs4ever on March 19, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Thanks for the memories

NightHawk1 on March 18, 2014 at 10:03 pm

Did this theater end up a Carmike like the Charleston, SC Ultravision Theatre (that one ended up a 4-screen)? Carmike pretty much owns all the theaters in Columbus (except the pornhouse), its (and predecessor Martin Theatres') headquarters city. It wouldn’t surprise me if Carmike ran this one into the ground as they did with many other ex-ABC/Plitt/Cineplex Odeon cinemas in the Southeast.

Vhs4ever on March 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I wish they would have left it alone

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 18, 2014 at 8:08 pm

The Plaza Theatre in Columbus was another of the theaters based on the prototype Ultra-Vison house (in Charleston, South Carolina) designed by William B. McGehee of the Asheville firm Six Associates. None of the early Ultra-Vision projects departed significantly from his original design.

Adam on March 18, 2014 at 6:58 pm

It’s sucks it’s gone they are building a park there and it does make me feel good I’m not the only mad it’s gone lots of people are up set. R.i.p plaza theatre 1970-1997 tore down by idiots 2014

Adam on March 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

Sad news it was tore dawn this past February. Sucks so much of my childhood was spent there

Adam on November 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I remember watching Robocop and missing in action 3 at this theater. I love old movie theaters and it’s sad it just sitting there boarded up

Mikeoaklandpark on July 30, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Ok dumb queston what was ultavision? was it a theater chain or a type of scope?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 6, 2012 at 9:18 pm

ABC had Several,rivest266.

rivest266 on February 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I am willing to bet that this was an “UltraVision” theatre.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 25, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Francis Boucher is managing here in the summer of 1983.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 25, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Plitt Theatres,Knoxville District Admission price memo.1983.Left it out above.