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The Plaza Cinema

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 October 2012

The Plaza Cinema in Stockport is enjoying a glorious revival, thanks to a project which has seen this superb Art-Deco masterpiece restored to exactly as it appeared when it first opened its doors to the general public in October 1932 including its original Compton organ, maintained in first-class condition. One of the masterminds behind the restoration, Gary Trinder, tells Nigel Ogden about the project and the Plaza's 80th birthday celebrations currently taking place.

Music Played

7 items
  • Image for Hello Dolly / Cabaret

    Hello Dolly / Cabaret Donald Mackenzie

    Sterndale Records - STE 1060

  • Image for Fascinatin’ Rhythm

    Fascinatin’ Rhythm Simon Gledhill

    Cinema Organ Society - COS 109

  • Image for Love for Sale

    Love for Sale Michael Wooldridge

    O.S. Digital - OS 218

  • Image for King Kong March

    King Kong March Nigel Ogden

    Soundline - SLO 4025

  • Image for It’s In The Air

    It’s In The Air Michael Holmes

    Plaza-P 101

  • Image for It’s Foolish But It’s Fun

    It’s Foolish But It’s Fun Joyce Alldred

    Lancastrian Theatre Organ Trust - LTOT 991

  • Image for Exodus

    Exodus Exodus - Nigel Ogden

    Soundline - SLO 4025

  • Stockport Plaza Auditorium

    Stockport Plaza Auditorium

    The programme tonight features Gary Trinder talking about The Stockport Plaza, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Here is the nearly refurbished interior along with its original Compton Organ

    Stockport Plaza Trust
  • ORGAN EVENTS IN THE COMING WEEK

    WEDNESDAY 10TH OCTOBER
    MARTIN ATTERBURY
    THEATRE ORGAN HERITAGE CENTRE, PEEL GREEN, MANCHESTER
    TIME: 1.00PM

    THURSDAY 11TH OCTOBER
    KEVIN GRUNILL
    ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH, PENISTONE
    TIME: 1.00PM

    ALASTAIR KIERNAN
    PAVILLION BOURNEMOUTH
    TIME: 1.00PM

    NIGEL OGDEN
    GOOSTREY PARISH CHURCH, CHESHIRE
    TIME: 7.30PM

    FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER
    ORGAN DAY – VARIOUS ARTISTS
    PLAZA THEATRE, STOCKPORT
    TIME: 10.00AM – 4.30PM

    MICHAEL BARON
    PLAZA THEATRE, STOCKPORT
    TIME: 7.30PM

    GORDON STEWART
    UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, LUTTERWORTH
    TIME: 7.30PM

    SATURDAY 13TH OCTOBER
    ROBERT WOLFE
    PARAMOUNT CINEMA, PENISTONE
    TIME: 2.30PM

    RICHARD HILLS
    NEW VICTORIA CENTRE, HOWDEN-LE-WEAR
    TIME: 7.00PM

    STEPHEN FOULKES
    DOVEDALE GARAGE, THORPE, NR. ASHBOURNE
    TIME: 7.30PM

    PHIL KELSALL
    ST. ALBANS ORGAN THEATRE
    TIME: 7.30PM

    JOHN MANN
    WOKING LEISURE CENTRE
    TIME: 7.30PM

    NIGEL OGDEN
    ALTON METHODIST CHURCH
    TIME: 7.30PM

    SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER
    MICHAEL MAINE
    DOVEDALE GARAGE, THORPE, NR. ASHBOURNE
    TIME: 2.30PM

    RICHARD HILLS
    NEW VICTORIA CENTRE, HOWDEN-LE-WEAR
    TIME: 2.30PM

    JEAN MARTYN
    BURTEY FEN COLLECTION, PINCHBECK, NR. SPALDING
    TIME: 2.30PM

    PHIL KELSALL
    ASSEMBLY HALL, WORTHING
    TIME: 2.30PM

    ROBERT WOLFE
    BURGH HALLS, POLLOCKSHAWS, NR. GLASGOW
    TIME: 2.45PM

    BYRON JONES
    HENLEY-ON-THAMES TOWN HALL
    TIME: 3.00PM

    DONALD MACKENZIE
    PORTSLADE TOWN HALL
    TIME: 3.00PM

  • Stockport Plaza Auditorium

    Stockport Plaza Auditorium

    The programme tonight features Gary Trinder talking about The Stockport Plaza, now celebrating its 80th anniversary. Here is the nearly refurbished interior along with its original Compton Organ

    Stockport Plaza Trust

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