Plaza Theatre

107 West 11th Street,
Lamar, MO 64759

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Chris1982 on September 1, 2014 at 2:13 am

Loe (Lamar Movies) has the Plaza and Barco made the transition to digital projection?

LamarMovies on August 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Thanks Chuck. It is close to complete. I am not going to clutter it up with a whole bunch of junk but I do want to get my facts straight and POST as many old photos as I can. I love those things.
Take care,


LamarMovies on August 22, 2009 at 8:10 am


I am in the process of redoing the website. I am adding pictures (old and new) as well as history of both the Plaza Theater and Barco Drive-In so stay tuned.

This is what I am working on now, although I am not making it “public” until I am done. But you can have a sneak peek.

Thank you

jmurray on April 4, 2008 at 1:53 am

This is one of the nicest theatres out there. It took them 5 years to completely renovate it and they did a magnificent job with it. I don’t go to the movies often anymore but I tend to go to the Plaza the most, mainly because it’s a small town theatre and they’ve done a good job of keeping up the historical look to it while making it more modern as well.

Throughout the theatre are reminders of the threate in it’s early days. There are pictures of the front of the theatre from 50-60 years ago.

This threate has great management running it and should be there for many years to come.

JimRankin on April 29, 2004 at 6:41 am

Tour of Missouri, Oklahoma and Kansas Theatres in 2004
From June 26 through July 1, 2004 the Theatre Historical Society of America will tour a number of theatres in Kansas City Missouri and surrounding areas, including theatres in Lamar, Joplin, Richmond, St. Joseph and Springfield, MO, as well as Miami, OK, and these cities in Kansas: Leavenworth, Kansas City, Emporia, El Dorado, Augusta, Wichita, Hutchinson, McPherson, Salina, Concordia, and Topeka. More information is contained on their web site: and special photos and information concerning the Kansas City theatres: UPTOWN and the MIDLAND is available on this temporary page of their site at: A glossy brochure about this “Heart of America” Conclave is available from the Society’s headquarters listed on their homepage, via E-mail to the Ex. Director, or via snail mail. Membership in the Society is not required to attend the Conclave and tour the theatres, but fees do apply as detailed on their site. Bring your camera and lots of film, for it is usually difficult or impossible to enter these theatres for photos, and some of them will surely not be with us in the years to come.