Since the purchase of The Plaza by Michael & John, the theatre has seen several drastic transformations including new seats, curtains, carpeting, furniture, lighting, screens, sound technology and the costly DCP conversion. With all the improvements, attendance was up and climbing but there were still challenges. So the PTF was revitalized with a rebuilt board of directors in order for the community to have a formal role in supporting, restoring and sharing the theatre. It would be able to seek out grants and funding (such as holding the theatre’s first year-round liquor license) in order to take on projects that would restore the building’s historical features such as the marquee, projects that would improve the usability and accessibility of the theatre as well be able to host programming that benefits the community.
Today, the Plaza Theatre Foundation is administered by the Atlanta Film Society for the PTF’s Board of Directors on behalf of the community. This partnership between the Plaza, PTF and ATLFS allows all three entities to work together and make the Plaza’s future a brighter and more sustainable one.