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Plaza Theatre

2004 Photo from the Ken Roe collection
600 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Record #342  
 Opened: 1929
 Closed: 1977
 Current Use: Restaurant
Capacity: 1546 seats
Architectural Style(s): Spanish Baroque
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Plaza Cinerama

Information for this tour was contributed by Ken Roe.

Built in 1929 on the site of the early 1890s built Oxford Theatre which later became the Colonial No 1 and the De Luxe. The Plaza, which had seats on one level, with no balcony, was converted into the Sydney Cinerama theatre using the 3 projector system. When the Plaza closed, the interior of the building including the Spanish Renaissance style auditorium were protected by a Listed building order and the decorative features were covered over. When Planet Hollywood took over the auditorium section of the building to convert it into a restaurant, they 'forgot' about the decorative features and removed them all in 1994-95. The entrance foyer has been preserved as the entrance to a McDonald's Restaurant which uses this section of the building.

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February 2004 photos from the Ken Roe collection.

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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 1/16/2006.

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