Atlanta’s oldest cinema, The Plaza is a strong supporter of independent, classic and cult cinema, and serves the community with a diverse slate of programming year-round.
ABOUT THE PLAZA
The Plaza Theatre was built in 1939 and is Atlanta longest continuously-operating independent theater. In 2006, Jonathan and Gayle Rej bought the theatre. They have focused on event-centered films with live audience-interactive elements, including Splatter Cinema, the Silver Scream Spookshow, Flicks & Giggles, Summer Camp, and Art Opening and a Movie. In 2009, the Plaza Theatre received non-profit status.
The theatre currently has two screens. The large downstairs auditorium, with beautiful gold velvet curtains, Heywood Wakefield rockers, and original light sconces, seats 340. It features a stage, spotlight, and backstage dressing area. The upstairs theatre (formerly the balcony) is more intimate with fixed seating and blue linen curtains. It seats 175.
The Plaza Theatre serves as home base for the festival during its annual event.