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.
Before the era of major Cineplexes and IMAX theaters, your neighborhood cinema was the place to go when you wanted to catch a flick. Plaza is one of the last remaining relics of that time.
This charming little movie theater is located in Kensington. You won't find your major blockbusters here, but the movies that they do show, usually fit the atmosphere and personality of the theater and its... more
I am a native Calgarian and have fond memories of many movie outings to the Plaza over the years, even before the emergence of the big box theatres. I had not been there for a number of years and a few evenings ago my husband and I took in an evening show at the Plaza. I am sorry to say that we were MOST disappointed. The show was slated to begin at 7 pm. We arrived at 6:45 to purchase tickets... more
The Plaza Theater is an independent theater located in the heart of Kensington. I enjoy that it plays alternative films that aren't usually shown at the bigger chain theaters around town. It supports events like the Calgary International Film Festival and the Underground Film Festival. It's a little old and run down, but it is able to pull it off in a positive, nostalgic kind of way.
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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