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Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre ends drive-in screenings, but fond memories of the pandemic pivot remain
As we slowly win back some of the hallmarks of normalcy we were forced for so long to do without, we must also bid goodbye to the quirky innovations that took their place. The Plaza Theatre's drive-in service is one of those.
Nine Atlanta events to (safely) get into the holiday spirit
We've curated a short list of drive-in and walk-through spaces—plus one streamable classic—for you and your family to enjoy the holiday season safely.
Us Kids, a documentary about the Parkland school shooting survivors, plays tonight in Atlanta
Us Kids, directed by Kim A. Snyder, makes a stop on its nine-city tour at the Plaza Theatre Drive-In at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, August 27. Samantha Fuentes and Alex Dworet, who both survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting, will be at the Plaza for a Q&A, along with a virtual appearance from Snyder.
Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, May 13
On Tuesday, the governor extended an executive order to keep bars, nightclubs, and live entertainment venues closed for the rest of the month. Here’s your Wednesday morning update.
Review: Southern Belle, from a former Gunshow chef, offers a modern take on the South
Southern Belle, more serious than a bar but less formal than a typical restaurant, is a fun, cocktail-forward hangout with smart but playful small plates.
Your guide to a perfect Atlanta Halloween, according to Adult Swim’s production manager
Eddie Ray, an Adult Swim production manager, is a self-confessed Halloween fanatic. He recommends trying Netherworld, Little Five Points Halloween Parade, 13 Stories Haunted House, and much more.
10 Best Things to Do After Midnight in Atlanta
Karaoke at FamFam, roller skate at Golden Glide, relax at Jeju Sauna, go bowling at Painted Pin, go to a strip club—the list goes on.
Documentary on Atlanta’s famous, eccentric late gardener Ryan Gainey premieres at Plaza Theatre
Any Atlanta garden enthusiast worth their weight in soil knows about Ryan Gainey. Gainey died in a house fire on his farm in Lexington in 2016, not long after filmmakers Steve Bransford and Cooper Sanchez completed shooting a documentary about his life. The film, The Well-Placed Weed: The Bountiful Life of Ryan Gainey, premieres May 17 at the Plaza Theatre.
George Lefont, Atlanta’s king of cinema, takes a bow
If Lefont’s name sounds familiar, it’s likely because you’ve patronized the Plaza Theatre, Screening Room, Garden Hills Cinema, or one of the other half-dozen Atlanta movie theaters he's operated. For nearly four decades, if you wanted to see a foreign, independent, or revival film, Lefont was close to the only game in town.
Film booster: Christopher Escobar
The purchase of one historic building seems strikingly auspicious for Atlanta’s growing film community: Chris Escobar’s acquisition of the Plaza Theatre.
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