Jump to content

The Plaza


Tim3167

Recommended Posts

  • 2 weeks later...

Is H&M under renovation too?

H&M? You don't mean H&M the clothing retailer do you?

Also --- has anyone actually confirmed that Rave will be operating the theaters? I know (Sentinel theater critic) Roger Moore blogged about that rumor in early July, but now I see this in Mike Thomas' blog:

"Also, anyone know what happened to the downtown theaters at Solaire? Word has it that the theater companies are skeptical because there isn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

H&M? You don't mean H&M the clothing retailer do you?

Also --- has anyone actually confirmed that Rave will be operating the theaters? I know (Sentinel theater critic) Roger Moore blogged about that rumor in early July, but now I see this in Mike Thomas' blog:

"Also, anyone know what happened to the downtown theaters at Solaire? Word has it that the theater companies are skeptical because there isn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

H&M? You don't mean H&M the clothing retailer do you?

Also --- has anyone actually confirmed that Rave will be operating the theaters? I know (Sentinel theater critic) Roger Moore blogged about that rumor in early July, but now I see this in Mike Thomas' blog:

"Also, anyone know what happened to the downtown theaters at Solaire? Word has it that the theater companies are skeptical because there isn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

good golly, how embarrassing! shows how often i look up. :unsure:

It is so funny how all of these rumors get started. I remember when the plaza/solaire was just at the beginning. The same skeptics started the same rumors that the buildings and the condo might not even go up! Well look at them now. They are truely amazing. The urban flats is generating better than expected sales and the Corona Cigar company will be huge. Slowly but, surley all the skeptics will be silenced. The plaza is and will always be the absolute best location for downtown, yes even with the parking. Also, parking tickets will be validated at the movie theatre and commercial venues for 50% off.

The old addage is true: if you build it they will come. There is a lot of pent up demand for something as modern and amazing as what is in store for downtown orlando at the plaza. Patience is a virtue. :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

It is so funny how all of these rumors get started. I remember when the plaza/solaire was just at the beginning. The same skeptics started the same rumors that the buildings and the condo might not even go up! Well look at them now. They are truely amazing. The urban flats is generating better than expected sales and the Corona Cigar company will be huge. Slowly but, surley all the skeptics will be silenced. The plaza is and will always be the absolute best location for downtown, yes even with the parking. Also, parking tickets will be validated at the movie theatre and commercial venues for 50% off.

The old addage is true: if you build it they will come. There is a lot of pent up demand for something as modern and amazing as what is in store for downtown orlando at the plaza. Patience is a virtue. :)

Archie Bunker once said, "Patience is a virgin." ^_^

Edited by spenser1058
Link to comment
Share on other sites


Funny he should think that... because I've been waiting to do precisely that, drive downtown and see a movie. Imagine if people had to drive to Downtown Disney or Citywalk to see a movie, that's crazy!

I agree. I live out in the Lee Vista area and my wife and I can't wait until the theatre opens up in downtown. I can't think of a better spot to go see a movie. Think of all the options just within that 1-mile radius with all the bars, restaurants, the Improv, the energy. Then throw in the new arena, PAC, and commuter rail all within walking distance in a few years. You've got to be an idiot of a theatre company to turn down this location. I also don't think you'll see the onslaught of kids you see at Waterford, Winter Park Village, and Fashion Square. It will be much more adult orientated. I'm sure that some of the big theatre executives that are out of market probably don't get it though so I could see where they are having a problem finding a tenant.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I dont consider Ybor city as part of downtown Tampa and downtown Tampa is dead most of the time anyway. I am just wondering how their mini shopping center at the channelside doing.

channelside cinemas doesn't do that great either from the times that i have been there. they serve beer and philly hoagies and pizza at that location.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I dont consider Ybor city as part of downtown Tampa and downtown Tampa is dead most of the time anyway. I am just wondering how their mini shopping center at the channelside doing.

I think a better comparison might be the theaters in downtown St. Pete. Although I haven't been over for a couple of years, they seemed to be doing well on my previous trips. Downtown Tampa continues to struggle (the connections to the various components are not particularly pedestrian-friendly, imho), whereas downtown St. Pete continues to grow.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

was there a story on action 27 news at night about the plaza and a movie theatre not happening?....thats what someone just told me but i did not get to see it

Yes, but the movie theatre they mentioned was Amstar, which was already widely known. Stating that, the story was very negative on all the proposed condo developments for downtown (Monarch, Tradition Towers, etc...) and how they are either getting delayed or abandoned.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


there are other cities where theaters work downtown. seattle is great example. two very busy theaters are located right down, a Pacific and a UA. so i think it could work. those theaters are walking distance to a big neighborhood (capital hill). downtown orlando is really becoming another neighborhood anyway, why wouldn't a movie theater work there? unfortunately these corp heads look at some spreadsheet that somone has made regarding statistics that are very broad.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i saw a tivo of the news tonite....it said cameron kuhn would not answer wether or not the theatre was going to open....i am skeptical now....i hope nothing bad happens

maybe cameron kuhn will be there with a flashlight and a white bedsheet on friday nights playing shadow puppets and selling popcorn

Link to comment
Share on other sites

there are other cities where theaters work downtown. seattle is great example. two very busy theaters are located right down, a Pacific and a UA. so i think it could work. those theaters are walking distance to a big neighborhood (capital hill). downtown orlando is really becoming another neighborhood anyway, why wouldn't a movie theater work there? unfortunately these corp heads look at some spreadsheet that somone has made regarding statistics that are very broad.

Not trying to be negative about the movie theater, but Seattle has much more of a central (and young) population base than Orlando and many other Southern cities.

Theaters downtown just don't work because most the suburbanites aren't going to drive downtown for a movie.

Atlanta has one near Five Points, but it does aweful. Channelside in Tampa's theater is very similar.

Clearly the whole idea of "restaraunt row" and other areas in the suburbs have established that entertainment means like movie theaters, etc are best put to the outskirts of the city at this point.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not trying to be negative about the movie theater, but Seattle has much more of a central (and young) population base than Orlando and many other Southern cities.

Theaters downtown just don't work because most the suburbanites aren't going to drive downtown for a movie.

Atlanta has one near Five Points, but it does aweful. Channelside in Tampa's theater is very similar.

Clearly the whole idea of "restaraunt row" and other areas in the suburbs have established that entertainment means like movie theaters, etc are best put to the outskirts of the city at this point.

It would be nice to see the PAC-Plaza-New Arena corridor turned into something like Chinatown in DC (minus the Chinese part) where Verizon Center is located

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.