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A nostalgic glimpse of The Plaza's beginning. Courtesy of the City of Calgary's Heritage Sites archive... "Hillhurst was subdivided in 1906, annexed to the City in 1907, and grew as Calgary's population boomed prior to World War I. Many services were needed in the working class suburb and businesses sprang up to meet the demand. One such establishment, a garage, opened for business in 1929. In... more
i have to dock stars for the theatre, it's not very modern and the seats aren't very comfortable. but that's perhaps expected, it's not a new movie theatre chain. they play classics here, old movies, documentaries, film festival movies, etc. keep an eye on their website or FFWD magazine for showtimes.
For show times and other info, head over to www.theplaza.ca
Avoiding the hollow glamor and violence of typical Hollywood productions, the Plaza Theatre caters to a more thoughtful crowd by showing films renowned for their artistic and intellectual content. A supporter of the local arts community, the Plaza hosts press screenings of new movies and shows unusual films that the larger cinemas do not. If you are tired of the shallowness and glitz of... more