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Plaza de Oro Theater Closed?
updated: Apr 12, 2014, 11:30 AM

By Bud

We drove all the way across town in busy Friday eve traffic to see a movie at Plaza de Oro theater. Walked up to the theater entrance to find it was dark and locked. All the notices on the doors said it was showing our film on April 11. Not a single word as to why they were closed when they are always open at that time. Does anyone know why they were closed without warning?

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 COMMENT 510563 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 11:33 AM

Did you try calling them? There has been a fair amount of construction to the rear of their building for the past month or so.


 COMMENT 510565 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 11:37 AM

The projector probably broke.


 COMMENT 510579P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 12:12 PM

We were in Plaza de Oro (someone please explain to me why it is not Plaza DEL Oro?) Theatre many years ago, back in the days when SB got some drenching rains.

We kept hearing this noise, one that had nothing to do with the movie stereo sound, and then we saw drops of rain silhouetted up on the big screen, by the light of the projector. The roof was leaking!

As I recall, we decided to change our seats, moving to where the rain wouldn't wet us, and finished watching the movie. No movie-goers left the theatre.

I doubt if that's the problem now---haha---a leaky roof, but maybe it was closed for maintenance? Odd that there was no explanation posted.


 COMMENT 510580P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 12:13 PM

Meant to add: I would call Metro Theatres and nicely complain. You should be rewarded with a movie pass or two.


 COMMENT 510604 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 01:28 PM

I work at metro theaters fiesta five. I go to plaza de oro a lot, and they are doing construction. This is a correction of my earlier comment.


 COMMENT 510606P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 01:35 PM

Interesting. It's really too bad that only on weekends can they show films earlier than about 7 PM.


 COMMENT 510609 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 01:52 PM

10579... del is a contraction of de el so while plaza de oro means golden plaza or plaza of gold where gold is a descriptor and adjective, plaza del oro means plaza of the gold making "gold" more an object and noun. Hope that makes sense.


 COMMENT 510620 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-12 02:10 PM

We saw "The Lunchbox" last night (April 11) at the Plaza de Oro theatre at 7:45 pm. The theatre was operating normally.


 COMMENT 510740 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-13 08:28 AM

All of Plaza Del Oro is getting a facelift. Inside and out. Same folks own El Mercado and they have spent a considerable amount of $ in the last year.


 COMMENT 510773 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-13 10:55 AM

In idiomatic usage the difference translated into English is between golden plaza and plaza of gold


 COMMENT 510808 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-13 04:20 PM

We thank you for the many comments since it at least gives us some reason this unreasonable thing happened to us and spoiled our evening!!
I agree that we deserve a pair of tickets.


 COMMENT 511491P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-04-16 12:48 PM

609: A much belated thank you for the explanation. Hope you see this. Thank you!


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