Plaza Theater

1525 NW 23rd Avenue,
Gainesville, FL 32605

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Previously operated by: Wometco Theatres

Functions: Gymnasium

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Plaza Theater

The Plaza Theater was opened by the 1980’s. It was closed on April 3, 1997 with Geoffrey Rush in “Shine”.

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on March 8, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I went here once, I think around ‘87 – '88. The theatre we were in seemed huge, although I was just a little kid at the time. My memory reminds me size-wise of the Uptown Theatre in Washington D.C. I wonder if the other two screens were smaller?

Treadwell on August 16, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Yes, the other two were smaller because they split the original second theater into two.

I loved this theater. While going to UF in the late 80s, our science fiction club did promotions for them for several films, including Star Treks IV and V, making lobby displays. Our work area was behind the screen of the big theater, and our early weekend morning work sessions allowed me the opportunity to explore. If I remember correctly that was an 80-foot screen. Just a great house.

Jeremy Garrett
Jeremy Garrett on August 23, 2023 at 8:02 am

Looked up some more back issues of the Gainesville Sun, and it would appear that this theater shut down on April 3rd of 1997 with Shine as the last movie it ever showed.

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