History in the Making
From 1917 to the present...
Bruce Aspley began his career in the theater business in 1917 when he purchased the Lyon Opera House, which he remodeled and reopened as the Trigg Theatre. Money from this successful operation was used to finance the building of his dream, the Plaza Theatre. He traveled widely in the late 1920's looking for ideas to incorporate in this new movie house.
Construction of the building, designed by local architect, Dixon Rapp, began in the spring of 1930. Financial difficulties caused by the Great Depression made it necessary to proceed only as funds became available. The construction took four years to complete. According to Aspley family sources, the tile and sculptures were imported from Italy. The Plaza became the second air conditioned building in Glasgow, the Trigg Theatre being the first. Sound was provided by a state of the art RCA system. Three giant projectors were installed to show multi-reel movies.
Need a rental? Find out how...
Are you interested in a rental at the plaza theatre for one of your events? There are just a few things you will need to go over.
The Plaza provides many services for you including technical, box office, poster, and playbill design. There is a tiered rental fee structure to renting the Plaza, mainly dictated by a) the type of organization renting the theatre and b) the type and amount of equipment & technical support needed, and c) the type of ancillary support services needed (ticket sales, box office, staffing, etc.).
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The Plaza Box Office
Your stop for tickets and plaza info...
Box Office Hours:
- Monday & Friday:
- 8 AM to 12 PM
- Lunch: CLOSED
- 1 PM to 5 PM
- Saturday - Sunday: CLOSED
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: CLOSED
- Open ONE HOUR prior to events
on weekends and evenings
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact us by any of the above methods most convenient for you.