Plaza Cinema

Market Place,
Newbury, RG14 5AA

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Plaza Cinema

Located in Newbury, Berkshire. The Plaza Cinema was built in the Market Place in the late-1920’s. it was a project of James Tufnail, who died soon after its opening. It was equipped with a Picturetone sound system. By 1934, the Plaza Cinema was listed in the Kinematograph Yearbook as available ‘For Hire’ as a cinema, theatre or dance hall. It had gone from listings by 1937.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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nickbits on November 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Can you confirm where this information came from? I ask as I believe it is incorrect. Tufnail opened a cinema, Newbury Cinema, near to the Railway Station in 1910. It then later move into The Plaza, which was in the Market Place. The Town Hall was never used as a cinema. The photo you have is of the Town Hall which is not in the Market Place and was, as far as I am aware, never used as a cinema. Summary, The Plaza was located in the Market Place, nothing to do with the Town Hall.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on November 27, 2013 at 4:43 am

nickbits: Thanks for your clarification. I have updated the introduction, and removed the photo of the Town Hall.

popcorn_pete on November 29, 2018 at 11:51 am

As in the photo the cinema entrance seems to have been down a passage between the shops.

Biffaskin on January 7, 2021 at 3:44 pm

Street number was 18 by the look of the photograph.

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