17 July, 2014

Happy 75th birthday to Atlanta's Plaza Theatre!

With many ups-and-downs, The Plaza has had an interesting 75 years.

Atlanta's oldest continually operating movie theater, The Plaza, is now synonymous with quality programing, the local indie film scene and the Atlanta Film Festival. However, three-quarters-of-a-century ago, it was one of many movie houses in a city full of beautiful marquees. Having outlasted all the others—going through many different transformations in the process—The Plaza turns 75 years-old this coming week and we couldn't be more excited to celebrate!

Recently named one of the 20 best movie theaters in the world by Men's Journal, The Plaza is celebrating in style with a 10-day film series. Kicking off the festivities is an extremely rare presentation of "Star Wars" on Friday, July 18th at 8:00 PM. Other classic films playing throughout the week include "2001: A Space Odyssey," "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "Ninotchka," "Stagecoach" and more.

Don't miss your chance to celebrate! Check out the full schedule after the jump.

Friday, 7/18 (OPENING NIGHT)

  • 8:00pm Star Wars (1997 re-release) (1977)

Saturday, 7/19

  • 3:00pm The Flying Deuces (1939)
  • 5:00pm and 7:30pm Of Mice and Men (1939)

Sunday, 7/20

  • 3:00pm The Little Princess (1939)
  • 5:00pm and 7:30pm Wuthering Heights (1939)

Monday, 7/21

  • 7:45pm Stagecoach (1939)
  • 9:30pm Ninotchka (1939)

Tuesday, 7/22

  • 7:45pm Four Feathers (1939)

Wednesday, 7/23

  • 7:45pm Rules of the Game (1939)
  • 9:35pm Spy in Black (1939)

Thursday, 7/24 (75th ANNIVERSARY GALA!)

  • 7:45pm That’s Entertainment! (digital restoration) (1974)

Friday, 7/25

  • 8:00pm 2001:A Space Odyssey (1968)

Saturday, 7/26

  • 4:00pm 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • 8:00pm Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Sunday, 7/27

  • 4:00pm Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
  • 7:00pm and 9:30pm Rebel Without a Cause (1955)


  1. Wait - is it the ORIGINAL 1977 Star Wars, or the 1997 re-release with all that computer animation garbage?

    1. I believe it is the 1997 rerelease. Not optimal, but it is still very rare for the studio to allow a screening like this.

  2. The Plaza Theater management is terrible now. It's such a shame they lied about the 1977 "original" release of Star Wars and took it back after many purchased tickets. Extremely shady practices are the norm from the new management/owners at the Plaza theater. I've boycotted it since.