The Plaza @ Truro originally opened in 1938 and was the premier venue for film-goers throughout its opening period. Since then the premises have changed hands several times until it was purchased by WTW Cinemas in 1996. Following extensive refurbishment and reconstruction, The Plaza was re-opened to the public in July 1998.
In recent years the Plaza has been voted RAAM Independent Cinema of the year for 2006 and runner up in 2009.
In 2013 the Plaza was voted Technical Team of the Year by the BKSTS. We were award our certificates at a prestigious award ceremony in London at the Dolby Studios.
The Cinema boasts four screens, all of which offer state of the art sound and vision equipment. All screens have wheelchair access, screens one and four are on the first floor, accessible via a platform lift (weight limit applies), and screens two and three are on the ground floor. Hearing loop systems are also available (check with the cinema for details). All auditoria are fully air conditioned.
All screens have Digital NEC projection, and screen two has the capability to show 3D movies through the Real D 3D projection system. A recent addition to The Plaza is the installation of a satellite dish, so The Plaza is now able to show live transmissions.
Film critic Mark Kermode is a regular visitor to the Plaza and holds an obvious affection to our lovely cinema. Regularly hosting 35mm screening’s.
The Plaza has played host to many regional premiere’s, from leading studio’s pictures such as James Bond’s ‘Die Another Day’ to locally produced works too such as Mark Jenkin’s Midnight Drives.
The concessions counter offers a wide range of popcorn, drinks, ices and other confectionary.
We hope to welcome you to The Plaza, as we have done so with so many other patrons during our time at Truro .
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69 Lemon Street
Telephone: 01872 272894