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Unveiling Atlanta’s iconic Plaza Theatre

by The 100 Companies

Designed by George Harwell Bond as an art deco cinema and live theater space, The Plaza Theatre first opened in December 1939. With a historical mix of art, cinema and architecture, it remains the oldest still-operating theatre in the city.

After becoming an X-rated adult cinema and live burlesque theatre in the 1970s, George LeFont purchased and renovated the 1,000-seat space in 1983, focusing on independent, foreign and art-house films.

After several more ownership changes, a new 25-year lease was recently signed with plans for a $4 million dollar renovation. A GoFundMe campaign has been launched for donations towards the project.

MaryGrace Williams, 360 Media, Inc.

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