Posting ID : A1068451293
Date Posted : 2015-08-18
Category : Antiques By Owner
Vintage Theater Seats (row of 4) from the Plaza Theater Live in Orlando, Florida
vintage rocking chairs, row of 4, 1960's seat lays down flat, backs rock back and forth. Their use caused the Plaza to be nicknamed "The Rocking Chair Theater" when it opened in 1963. In 2012 The Plaza removed the old rocking chairs and became a flex seating venue so it could accommodate for standing room or fully seated shows
92.5" wide x 25" deep x 33.5" tall at seatback. Seat height is 16"
used vintage condition, seats work, Fold down and rock correctly. Needs reupholstering. One of the arm rests is delaminated and needs repaired or replaced. Overall vintage wear consistent with general theater use for 50 years.
The Plaza Live is one of Orlando's oldest theaters. It was transformed from a cinema, to a theatre space, and finally a music venue.
Dubbed the Rocking Chair Theatre by locals, The Plaza Live was Orlando's first two screen movie theatre. From the 60's up until the early 90's, the theater, small by today's standards, stayed active in a competitive market with declining ticket sales by showing second-run movies and the long running cult classics.
In August 2013, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra purchased The Plaza Live building, contents and the business for $3.4 million. The Philharmonic is currently planning extensive renovations to the historic building to create office space, a rehearsal hall and a music library, and update the existing 1000-seat music hall to accommodate chamber music concerts, while maintaining a schedule of rock, jazz, comedy and contemporary music events. The Plaza Live will continue to operate as one of Florida's premier concert venues during and after the renovations. This will give the Orlando Philharmonic a permanent home.