Fans hope to save Plaza Theatre | Arts & Culture
ATLANTA -- It is a familiar icon in Atlanta's Poncey-Highland neighborhood, but the Plaza Theatre may be in imminent danger of closing.
The theater, which has non-profit status, suffers from lack of funding, according to owners Jonathan and Gayle Rej. Upcoming digital conversions, upgrades and the lagging economy mean the venue needs more money to stay afloat.
"We're currently working on grants and possible sponsors, but that will take some time," Jonathan Rej said in a statement, adding that he and Gayle are pouring their personal assets into the theater, but it still isn't enough.
In the meantime, several fans and friends of the Plaza are planning a march for this Thursday, Apr. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out for the event, which will draw attention to the theater's plight.
The Plaza will also host a benefit screening on Valley Girl (1983) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 27. Tickets are $15 and include entrance into two contests -- Best Valley Girl Accent and Best Costume.
Get more information about the theater or make a donation at www.plazaatlanta.com.
Atlanta's Plaza Theatre is located at 1049 Ponce de Leon Avenue NE.