Plaza 3 Theatre

2001 S. 129th East Avenue,
Tulsa, OK 74108

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Previously operated by: United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Functions: Church

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The Plaza 3 Theatre opened March 30, 1973. It was taken over by United Artists on May 29, 1981. It was closed on March 6, 1988 with “Eddie Murphy’s Raw”, Goldie Hawn in “Overboard” & Steve Martin in “Planes, Trains and Automobiles”. It was owned by Eastland Baptist Church who leased it to Plainview Baptist Church.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 27, 2016 at 1:30 am

The Plaza 3 was opened by Family Theatres on March 30, 1973, according to the April 16 issue of Boxoffice. The three auditoriums had a total of 1,800 seats. Unlike most multiplexes, the Plaza 3 had separate concession stands and sets of restrooms for each auditorium.

At that time Family Theatres also operated the Bowman Twin, Park Lane, Circle, and Rialto Theatres in Tulsa, along with three drive-ins, plus twin theaters in Oklahoma City and Bartlesville. Mrs. Marjorie Snyder was the president of the company.

bcrain1 on June 22, 2021 at 1:14 pm

As of 2021, it is still standing and has not been demolished.

Kenmore on June 22, 2021 at 1:28 pm

The Plaza 3 was clipped by a tornado on December 5th, 1975. It was an unusual tornado not only because it happened during the winter, but also because the sky behind it cleared. So, as the tornado was tearing up the neighborhood just to the north of the Plaza 3, the sun was shining on it.

rivest266 on December 5, 2022 at 9:30 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

dallasmovietheaters on December 6, 2022 at 7:10 pm

United Artists Theatre Corporation took on the Plaza 3 along with the Boman and Park Lane from Wichita-based American Entertainment Inc. on May 29, 1981. UATC would downgrade the venue to a sub-run discount house with all seats one dollar beginning of September 12, 1986. The UA Plaza 3 was closed permanently on March 6, 1988 with “Eddie Murphy’s Raw,” “Overboard” and “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”

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