Plaza Theatre

Winchester Road & Southampton Road,
Romsey, SO51 8JA

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Architects: Robin Audrey Thomas

Functions: Live Theatre

Styles: Art Deco

Previous Names: Plaza Cinema De Luxe

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 44179.452.3054

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Plaza Theatre

Located in Romsey, Hampshire, at the junction of Winchester Road and Southampton Road. The Plaza Cinema De Luxe was opened on 14th December 1931 with Norma Shearer and Robert Montgomery in “Strangers May Kiss”. It was built for Humby’s Cinemas Ltd. It was equipped with a Western Electric(WE) sound system and had a 25 feet wide proscenium, behind which was a sizable stage.

It had a couple more operators before closing in October 1975 with Bobby Driscoll in “Song of the South” & Emile Genest in “The Incredible Journey”. It was converted into a bingo club, which closed around 1981.

In 1982, it was purchased by the Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society, and re-opened with an ‘Old Time Music Hall’ show on 5th November 1982.

Contributed by Ken Roe

Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

LenGazzard on July 30, 2013 at 5:26 am

Internet source credits Mr Robin A. Thomas F.R.I.B.A (born 1881) of Cosham Hampshire as Architect and gives opening date as 14th December 1931.

Petercmoore on November 16, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Website for the Plaza Theatre, Romsey, is

rodplod on December 10, 2020 at 12:16 pm

As a Cinema, the last film shown was in October 1975 and was Disney’s “Song of the South” coupled with “The Incredible Journey”. (More photos etc can be found in an album on my Facebook group “Romsey Revisited”)

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