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Plaza Theatre, Mersey Sq, Stockport, Cheshire, SK1 1SP T: 0161 477 7779

The Plaza in Stockport

The Plaza, Stockport

The Plaza first opened its doors to the public on 6th October 1932, with a charity show for Stockport Infirmary. The films shown were “Jailbird”, starring Laurel and Hardy, and “Out of the Blue” with Gene Gerrard and Jessie Matthews. Ticket prices ranged from 7d (3p) to 2/- (10p). Built at this time, The Plaza stood on the cusp between silent movies and the talkies; it looked both backwards and forwards. It also created a luxurious escape for people accustomed to the hard life of a Northern industrial town.