Plaza Theatre

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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 32803
United States
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Phone
(407) 228-1220
Web
www.plazaliveorlando.com/

Upcoming Events

Sunday 16 August 2015
HIPPIEFEST 2015
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Rick Derringer, Joey Molland, The Family StoneConcert
Plaza Theatre
Orlando FL, United States
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Sunday 23 August 2015
Todd RundgrenConcert Plaza Theatre
Orlando FL, United States
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Friday 28 August 2015
Donavon FrankenreiterConcert Plaza Theatre
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Saturday 12 September 2015
Zappa Plays ZappaConcert Plaza Theatre
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Friday 9 October 2015
Here Come the MummiesConcert Plaza Theatre
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28.548669 -81.351226
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Friday 16 October 2015
Tab BenoitConcert Plaza Theatre
Orlando FL, United States
28.548669 -81.351226
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