Anything Goes – Puttin’ On The 30s at The Plaza
Thank you to everyone who joined us over the weekend for our first ‘Puttin’ On The 30’s’ weekend at your Plaza Super Cinema & Variety Theatre; we had a fabulous time and hope you did too! We truly celebrated the last great era of style and elegance by taking you back to the decade The Plaza was built and there was fun for all the family.
Classic cars graced the front of our art deco gem and peaked the interest of many shoppers in Mersey Sqaure. Thank you to everyone who took the time to bring their vehicles along to add to the spirit of the weekend.
The sun was shining on Stockport and despite the wind, our vintage style Pavement Park Café was a great success and the view of our window display with original 30s clothing and accessories from Dotty’s Vintage was a big hit.
Our volunteers were fabulous as ever and dressed for the occassion to greet our guests. Our glamourous ladies were the “Divas” in our dressing rooms who chatted about the history of the building as guests explored backstage. Our 3 tours which were completely FREE, took a different format to our Behind The Scenes Tours with a fascinating talk on the history of our restored venue from our dapper General Manager, Ted Doan along with a talk on Art Deco by our Vice Chairman, Gary Trinder. We then let you loose to explore and our team were on hand to talk about the interesting features, show you our projection equipment and even try your hand shining the spotlight on stage!
Our Operations Manager (and vintage enthusiast) Peter Johnson looked the part in our 1940s sitting room to talk with guests about the Wright family who lived in The Plaza dressing rooms during the war.
Our Café Restaurant was buzzing with the sounds of the 30s with 4 members of the amazing Palm Court Dance Orchestra entertaining diners. The full orchestra then took to the stage that evening with the ever wonderful Sue Parish to serenade us with the hits of the 30s prior to our screening of the 1933 classic, Roman Scandals.
The weekend culminated on the Sunday with a fun-filled morning of Laurel & Hardy classics and a fabulous audience who donned their bowler hats for the occasion. We’d love to see photos of you dressed as Laurel or Hardy at our Family Film Day and we hope you enjoyed the weekend just as much as we did!