Plaza Theatre

208 Main Street,
Waitsburg, WA 99361

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 23, 2022 at 12:35 am

This LandmarkHunter page says that the Neace Theatre opened on February 2, 1928, and was designed by Walla Walla architect Victor Siebert. I haven’t been able to find period sources confirming these claims, but they seem quite likely to be true.

I think we can mark the Plaza as open, though just barely. It has been presenting occasional live events (and a couple of movies) over the last few months. I can’t find a regular web site, but they do have this Facebook page, the earliest post on it being from August 14, 2021 (it was about the theater’s first anniversary in 1929.) The first public event was a free movie showing on November 19. They called it a soft opening. If there are plans for a formal reopening event, they haven’t been announced yet. Renovations appear to be ongoing, though the page doesn’t say anything about them that I can find.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on April 1, 2007 at 6:12 pm

By 1941 it had been re-named Plaza Theatre and was still listed as this in 1950.

publichall on April 1, 2007 at 5:42 pm

It was opened in 1928 as the Neace.

Davidfox on February 14, 2007 at 8:02 pm

The main highway through town intersects (or did 40 years ago) with a local street smack in front of the theater. I used to wonder if an errant driver had ever crashed into the place!

kateymac01 on May 12, 2005 at 7:06 am

Was this theater also known as the Neace?