Atlanta’s Oldest Theatre Morphs into Drive-In

Posted on July 6, 2020

Atlanta businesses have been adapting since the start of Covid-19, and one theatre in particular tops that list. The Plaza Theatre is Atlanta’s oldest, independently owned and operated cinema. At the start of the pandemic this theatre, like many others, shut their doors and  lost their only source of income overnight. Once Governor Kemp announced certain businesses could re-open, including movie theaters, this inspired an idea. With a contact-free, online advanced ticketing system with added take-out restaurants delivering food to cars, the pop-up movie theatre drive-in was born. Plaza owner, Christopher Escobar, said “The restaurant community here has always been very supportive of the Plaza, like Sweet Auburn Barbecue, The Righteous Room, and Southern Belle. We just want to be able to support them in any way we can right now.”

The drive-in accommodates 40 cars and features at 24ft inflatable screen to view the featured film on, with viewers listening from their car radio speakers.

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