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Plaza Theatre

Movie Theater, Arcade, and Indie Movie Theater
Poncey-Highland, Atlanta
48 Tips and reviews
  • rocky horror picture show
  • films
  • popcorn
  • historic landmarks
  • big screens
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  • Erica M.
    Erica MeerbachAugust 24, 2013
    Everyone should definitely come and see the Rocky Horror Picture Show every friday night because Lips Down On Dixie is an amazing cast full of amazing people!!!
  • Naveen A.
    Naveen ApApril 6, 2014
    Get front row seats or corner ones ... The floor is not sloping n is almost flat so the person in front will surely block ur view of the screen ! But the theatre gives u an old school feel :)
  • Geoff
    GeoffJune 27, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    New ownership drastically changing this once great historic landmark. Business model is strictly corporate; no more arcade, no Spookshow, art deco charm all gone. Not to mention the longtime staff.
  • Chad E.
    Chad ElkinsFebruary 14, 2011
    Spend some time checking out all of the wonderful old movie posters that adorn the walls inside the main entrance. Also, be sure to check out the great collection of old school arcade games.
  • Gabe S.
    Gabe SmithMay 2, 2013
    They don't make 'em like this anymore. A great blast from the past for nerds of many stripes - come early for the cartoons. And bring quarters for the retro arcade.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SwilleyJanuary 23, 2014
    I love when Plaza shows classics! I've watched 'Meet Me in St. Louis' a bazillion times, but seeing it on the big screen last night was like seeing it for the first time...nothing like it...
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The Plaza Theatre is Atlanta's oldest continuously operating cinema; it opened in 1939 as an art deco theatre and then was an X-rated adult cinema & live burlesque show in the '70s (until 1983).
  • Geoff
    GeoffNovember 27, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Actually, no, you CAN'T buy tickets early for Rocky Horror unless it's Halloween weekend. That's also the only weekend it sells out. Just get here by 11 any Friday night. you should have no problem.
  • jaycee
    jayceeMay 12, 2010
    One of Atlanta's few truly historic landmarks. You MUST go see the weekly Rocky Horror Shows where you can physically do the Time Warp with men in corsets and stilettos ...simply fun & amazing!
  • Nadine G.
    Nadine GrahamFebruary 18, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beautiful theater. Deeply rooted in A Town history. AND the popcorn is salty and buttery throughout! ;)
  • Oakland Cemetery
    Oakland CemeteryFebruary 14, 2011
    Plaza opened its doors in 1939 & is the oldest continuously operated cinema in Atlanta. A non-profit Foundation was created to restore the theatre, promote independent film, & support the local arts. Read more
  • Wendy D.
    Wendy DarlingJune 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Follow on Facebook to get latest announcement re films coming in. Schedule is not always listed far in advance, especially one-time showings.
  • Anna
    AnnaApril 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    See "The Room" the last tuesday of the month, or "Rocky Horror Picture Show" every friday! Both are excellent films that encourage participation!
  • Tucker W.
    Tucker WarnerJanuary 5
    Love the Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Room.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JohnsonJuly 16, 2010
    Hippest theater in the city. They get a lot of stuff after Tara and MAC, but a lot of exclusives and the cult movie events are amazing!
  • Calen J.
    Calen JohnsonFebruary 18, 2014
    Very nice spot. Very ideal for premiering indie films.
  • Justin M.
    Justin MoranteJuly 15, 2011
    Saw Evangelion 2.22 here and Trigun: Badlands Rumble here. This theatre is so cool. Definitely worth the 45 minute drive.
  • Diana C.
    Diana ChastainSeptember 10, 2011
    LDOD is performing a Friday AND Saturday night showing of Rocky Horror this Halloween. Remember when you check on foursquare you get a free raffle ticket.
  • Monica R.
    Monica RandklevSeptember 22, 2012
    Bring cash. The phone lines were down and the ATM ran out of money. But everything else rocks.
  • Carl B.
    Carl BlackFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Support a historic theatre and benefit the Plaza Theatre Foundation each time you buy a movie ticket or make a purchase.
  • Lewis J.
    Lewis JamesFebruary 22, 2015
    Movies are good, but you have to walk up stairs to get to one theater. The heating fans are loud and distract from the movie.
  • Richard W.
    Richard WestMarch 10, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Always watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show here on Fridays at 12 midnight.
  • Scoutmob
    ScoutmobNovember 28, 2011
    The Plaza Theatre shopping center was the first "mall" in Atlanta to have off-street parking.
  • Marcelo E.
    Marcelo EstradaJanuary 29, 2014
    Great place for Indie and Cult films. They still do Rocky Horror!
  • Jill
    JillNovember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a $5 popcorn and drink special on Thu.
  • Michael R.
    One of the true remaining theaters in the city.
  • Fo-lulu-ke O.
    Fo-lulu-ke OyemadeNovember 21, 2010
    Nice historic place but it would be cool if the seats were upgrade a little.
  • Yolanda A.
    Yolanda AllenMarch 5, 2013
    Small theater, decent location
  • Holly B.
    Holly BApril 28, 2010
    Watch put for the salt shakers....It comes out fast and identifes you as a newbie.
  • Felicia
    FeliciaApril 21, 2010
    try the photo booth before the movie - select black & white! Read more
  • Corky H.
    Corky HendersonMarch 22, 2013
    I haven't been here in over 10 years...very interesting...rather vintage
  • HaZiQ a.
    HaZiQ aLiJune 19, 2012
    See somn ill.. somn offbeat- not the regular movies they show at amc #duh
  • Thankee W.
    Thankee We&CoNovember 10, 2011
    Thank them for the delicious popcorn.
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BOctober 30, 2010
    Don't believe them when they say u can't buy tix early & they never sold out for RHPS - they do & it does! Buy tix 4 RHPS early.
  • Michael F.
    Michael FurlJune 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Yes love the Plaza !!
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LoveJune 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Cane sugar bottled sodas FTW
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie ArmisteadSeptember 7, 2013
    Come to filmfest!!!
  • Holly B.
    Holly BApril 28, 2010
    Raging Bull is playing soon. It's a NY classic film. Must see!
  • Mychal S.
    Mychal StanleyDecember 29, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Go see The Room. The only theater in Atlanta that shows it monthly. It's fantastic.
  • Jevocas G.
    Jevocas GreenAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I will have my Mayorship once more!
  • Diana C.
    Diana ChastainFebruary 21, 2011
    Go see Rocky Horror by LDOD! They rock! Read more
  • Nichelle C.
    Nichelle ClemonsSeptember 3, 2010
    Machete don't text!!! Saw the new cult film "Machete" there and it was great!!!
  • Audrey
    AudreyMay 14, 2010
    The best place to watch interactive cult movies!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KalfasJune 17, 2011
    48hour film festival!!!
  • Skyler S.
    Skyler SimpsonMarch 23, 2013
    I'm Candice.
  • Kristina M.
    Kristina MinceyMarch 30, 2010
    They will be playing Back to the Future in April!
  • leah b.
    leah bakerMay 26, 2010
    splatter cinema events
  • Niki W.
    Niki WingMarch 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Monthly showing of The Room. "You're tearing me apart!"
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