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Plaza Theater, Atlanta, Georgiaby Wendy Darling
Instagram I called “Waiting for the magic to start.” I love going to movies at the Plaza. Almost all of what I go see is old movies, from silent movies to cult to 1980s. In the past year, I’ve seen: Phantom of the Opera, White Zombie, M, Barbarella, Stand by Me, Ghostbusters, The Pit and the Pendulum, Flesh Gordon and a few more.

Plaza Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
by Wendy Darling

Instagram I called “Waiting for the magic to start.” I love going to movies at the Plaza. Almost all of what I go see is old movies, from silent movies to cult to 1980s. In the past year, I’ve seen: Phantom of the Opera, White Zombie, M, Barbarella, Stand by Me, Ghostbusters, The Pit and the Pendulum, Flesh Gordon and a few more.

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Plaza Theater, Atlanta, Georgiaby Wendy Darling
I thought this was cool: The old film projection system is being used as a door stop. It was replaced with a new film system, which operates alongside a new digital projection system. (They want to be able to show types of films.)  I guess they didn’t want to just toss it and this way it’s kind of a display.

Plaza Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
by Wendy Darling

I thought this was cool: The old film projection system is being used as a door stop. It was replaced with a new film system, which operates alongside a new digital projection system. (They want to be able to show types of films.)  I guess they didn’t want to just toss it and this way it’s kind of a display.

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Interior Plaza Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
by Wendy Darling

A few snapshots of the recent renovations. Among things that have been replaced or upgraded: carpet, paint on walls, massive curtains inside the main theater, seats in the main theater, projector (and new digital projector put in as well), sound system. And more things too, but those are the main. They are nearing up on completion.

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Majestic Diner, Atlanta, Georgiaby Brett Kiger
The Majestic, located in Briarcliff Plaza. From their “Since 1929” sign (not shown), people often think the Plaza itself is from that year but it’s from 1939; the diner must have moved from nearby. Anyway, Streamline Deco shopping plaza with a diner with neon to spare.

Majestic Diner, Atlanta, Georgia
by Brett Kiger

The Majestic, located in Briarcliff Plaza. From their “Since 1929” sign (not shown), people often think the Plaza itself is from that year but it’s from 1939; the diner must have moved from nearby. Anyway, Streamline Deco shopping plaza with a diner with neon to spare.

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Fairlie-Poplar District, Atlanta, GAby Blackthroated Blue
Great shot taken one block over from where I’m sitting in my office writing this. If you’re trying to place the POV, this is Fairlie Street over by Marietta Street, looking north at the back of the Beaux Arts courthouse and in the distance 191 Peachtree. The building this Deco lamp is set up isn’t actually Deco but a little older than that.

Fairlie-Poplar District, Atlanta, GA
by Blackthroated Blue

Great shot taken one block over from where I’m sitting in my office writing this. If you’re trying to place the POV, this is Fairlie Street over by Marietta Street, looking north at the back of the Beaux Arts courthouse and in the distance 191 Peachtree. The building this Deco lamp is set up isn’t actually Deco but a little older than that.

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Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GAby thirtyframes
Another Downtown Atlanta building I’ve shared before, the old Southern Bell building, now known as 51 Peachtree Center Ave. More pictures of the building here. I wait at the bus stop next to this one every day. 

Southern Bell Telephone Company Building, Atlanta, GA
by thirtyframes

Another Downtown Atlanta building I’ve shared before, the old Southern Bell building, now known as 51 Peachtree Center Ave. More pictures of the building here. I wait at the bus stop next to this one every day. 

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