Plaza Theatre

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Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States

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The Plaza Live is one of Orlando’s oldest theaters. It was transformed from a cinema, to a theater space, and finally a music venue. Having established a strong grass-roots following by doing many lower profile, local shows and events, the theater eventually started bringing in larger, national acts. The Plaza Live is home to two music halls: the main hall, and a second room for smaller shows.

Dubbed the Rocking Chair Theatre by locals, The Plaza Live was Orlando’s first two screen movie theatre. From the 60’s up until the early 90’s, the theater, small by today’s standards, stayed active in a competitive market with declining ticket sales by showing second-run movies and the long running cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In 1992, the theater became The Dove Family Entertainment Theatre and changed format, performing only Christian-themed shows. Clearwater-based Salthouse Group purchased the 39-year-old venue in September 2002 for $1.7 million, and continues to own the Plaza to date. In 2012 The Plaza removed the old rocking chairs and became a flex seating venue in the summer of 2010 so it could accommodate for standing room or fully seated shows.

The Plaza has hosted many touring acts, including The Civil Wars, Childish Gambino, Rick Springfield, Dark Star Orchestra, John Waite, Blue Oyster Cult, Edgar Winter, John Oates, Bonerama, Brandi Carlile

Contact Information

Address
425 North Bumby Avenue
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL 32803
United States
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Phone
(407) 228-1220
Web
www.plazaliveorlando.com/

Upcoming Events

Thursday 24 July 2014
JohnnyswimConcert Plaza Theatre
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226
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Thursday 21 August 2014
Donavon FrankenreiterConcert Plaza Theatre
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226
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Thursday 4 September 2014
An Evening with Terry Bozzio
Terry BozzioConcert
Plaza Theatre
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226

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Friday 12 September 2014
Washed Out
Small BlackConcert
Plaza Theatre
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226

12 going

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Friday 3 October 2014
Bonobo DJ Set
Bonobo, KastleConcert
Plaza Theatre
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226

3 going

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Saturday 18 October 2014
Ziggy MarleyConcert Plaza Theatre
Orlando, FL, Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226
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