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Plaza / Paris, Adelaide

Venue Summary
Name Plaza / Paris, Adelaide
Address Regent Lane, Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Operation Dates 1955-10-27 - 1968-08-01
Capacity 782
Suburban/Country City
Purpose Cinema
Screens 1
Venue Comments

On Thursday October 27, 1955 at 2:30 Katherine Hepburn officially opened the Adelaide Plaza Theatres at a charity matinee with the premiere screening of Summer Madness

Renamed the Paris Theatre in 1966. According to Adey (p 10) "the final film at this lovely intimate thetare was A Guide For A Married Man in mid-1968 and the theatre was demolished to make way for the completion of the Regent Arcade..."


Adey, J 2004, 'The world's most honoured show at Adelaide's Plaza Theatre', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 89, p. 12.
Adey, J 2009 'Katharine the Great', Kino Cinema Quarterly, no. 107, pp. 8-11.

Venue Events
Event Date Name of Venue Address Latitude /
Capacity Suburban Purpose Screens
1955-10-27 Plaza, Adelaide Regent Lane
South Australia 5000
782 City Cinema 1
1966-02-01 Paris, Adelaide