Today the Plaza is financially sound and has a long bright future. Listen to the most important stories of the day. This article has been updated with comments from Sony. Home About Us Contact Us. Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. It had 1, seats in orchestra and balcony levels.

It is an anchor of the Briarcliff Plaza on Ponce de Leon Avenue , Atlanta’s first shopping center with off-street parking. In late , Atlanta natives Jonathan and Gayle Rej purchased the theatre, and in early , the Plaza Theatre Foundation became a nonprofit organization. Let me say to our patrons Thank you!!! Lynton went on to thank Sony employees and those involved in the making of The Interview — a comedy that stars actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, and which features an assassination plot against North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Login or Sign up. Christopher is well known in the Atlanta film community as the Director of the Atlanta Film Society and is a tireless advocate of the Plaza. The outage precluded the Plaza from selling tickets Tuesday and Wednesday via the Web, or to moviegoers and other First Amendment fans lined up at the box office hoping to pay with credit cards. Plaza total restoration completed in with new seats in the upstairs theatre.

Nevertheless, the Plaza sold out all seats.

Casting has been taking place this summer in Atlanta for supporting roles. Furlinger had to cut his explanation short, however, upon learning that he had a phone call “from the office of the president. It seems that Sony Pictures will release controversial comedy The Interview after all.

Contributed by Dennis Whitefield. But two independent cindma owners said on Tuesday that Sony has informed them that they now will be able to screen The Interview on Christmas Day.


As most everyone who has had Internet service during the last two weeks is aware, Sony Pictures was hacked by North Korea in apparent retaliation for the studio’s production of The Interviewwhich involves a plot to kill North Korean leader Sergices Jong-un. Or, rather, they would have taken to the Internet.

The series is based on the novel of the same name by Shirley Cimema and has previously been adapted to film twice with the title The Haunting in and Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater? Similarly, Splatter Cinema has brought re-creations of grisly movie scenes to the Playas wervices, paired with screenings of classic horror films such as Herschell Gordon Lewis’s Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs! Sign Up for Our Newsletters Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health, servifes and more.

Several “big films” had second runs at the Plaza Theatre after having played their roadshow release downtown. The s and s witnessed a financial struggle for the Plaza, and the theatre was put up for sale in Victory — Alamo Drafthouse alamodrafthouse December 23, Escobar has already helped carry on the spirit of Plaza Theatre through his work with Atlanta Fur,inger Society and Furlinger has complete faith that this change will help see the theatre to the next level.

In high school went on my first date there. It had 1, seats in orchestra and balcony levels. North Korea has denied any involvement in the cyber attack.

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Home About Us Contact Us. Our programming has been cutting edge all the while pushing the envelope. The obvious question is whether North Korea, whose own Internet was reportedly shut down this week by esrvices United States in retaliation for the Sony hack, is behind the Plaza outage.


The screen in the large downstairs cinema has a slight curve to It. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. So nice they still use curtains that open and close.

Freedom of speech wins again. Consequently, on Tuesday–two days before Christmas–Sony reconsidered, allowing a limited release of the film. In early the Plaza Theatre was sold to theatre enthusiast Michael Furlinger, has undergone extensive alterations to its original appearance, and has added a full service bar and signature cocktails including the Plaza Punch.

The outage precluded the Plaza from selling tickets Tuesday and Wednesday via the Web, or to moviegoers and other First Amendment fans lined up at the box office hoping to pay with credit cards. Landmarks in Atlanta Cinemas and movie theaters in Georgia U.

The sale comes after current owner Michael Furlinger of Furlinger Cinema Services set out to give the theatre new life with state-of-the art technology and giving the theatre itself a complete renovation. By Fortune December 23, You must login before making a comment. Recent comments view all 96 comments.

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