Calgary Plaza Theatre front door area with for lease sign

Calgary Herald, Eric Volmers
Aug 26, 2020 

The iconic Plaza Theatre in Kensington has closed its doors, although the family who owns it is hoping to lease it to someone who will continue running it as a movie theatre.

Financial pressures due to the COVID-19 pandemic has led owner Mike Brar to take early retirement from operating the 92-year-old theatre, which began life in 1928 as a garage and became a movie house in 1935. Brar has owned the business since 1977 and also owns the Princess Theatre in Edmonton.

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