Help The Plaza Theatre Survive COVID-19

Hello Friends and Neighbors of The Plaza Theatre,

Thank you for your years of help and support, as we've worked to bring you quality cinematic entertainment. We're saddened to say that because of the COVID-19 virus, even after taking every conceivable measure to stay open and operate safely, the City of Atlanta has ordered all movie theaters, among other service-based restaurants, to close. Unfortunately we cannot pivot to carry-out movies. So we're asking you, our loyal patrons and fellow lovers of cinema to pitch in, for us to be able to re-open The Plaza once this order is over. Your pledge will ease the stressors of a group that want nothing more than to deliver dreams and experiences to our audience, and keep this adored and rare Atlanta landmark alive.


The Plaza Theatre holds many distinctions including being Atlanta's longest continuously operating, only independently owned, only locally owned and only minority-owned cinema. It's been named, "Best Place to See a Movie” by Creative Loafing, “Coolest Movie Theatre in Georgia” by Cosmopolitan Magazine and “Top 20 Theatre in the World” by Men’s Journal. The Plaza is the regular home of cult films like The Room, and weekly on-screen/live-shadowed performances of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and even the Academy Award-qualifying Atlanta Film Festival. For years the Plaza has been Atlanta's place for genre, horror, indie, foreign, cult and local film. In recent years, the Plaza has partnered with several terrific Atlanta-based organizations for regular presentations such as CineProv, Wussy Magazine, Videodrome, Silver Scream Spookshow, American Theater Organ Society—Atlanta Chapter and many others. Atlanta's booming film community and industry has found its common home at the Plaza with events held by the Atlanta Film Society, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, BronzeLens Film Festival, Georgia Production Partnership, IATSE Local 600, the PGA, Out on Film and Women in Film & Television Atlanta. The Plaza is also home to Freedom Fellowship Church which holds service every Sunday morning. For decades the Plaza has been the place for stories of, by and for people of all colors, genders, ethnicities, orientations and faiths to have shared communal experiences. It's even had, now-famous names once a part of its staff, such as Ru Paul who worked at the Plaza in the 1980's. Recently, the Plaza has been featured in high-profile works of TV & Film such as AMC's Halt and Catch Fire, OWN's Love Is...,HBO's Watchmen and Warner Brothers sequel to The Shining, the 2019 film starring Ewan McGregor, Doctor Sleep.


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