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That’s right, popular musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG from London’s West End is showing here at the Plaza on Thursday 24th October at 2pm and 8pm, in Screen 4. Tickets are available online here, or from the box office when we are open!

ALso just confirmed is the Met Opera season, check it out on our website here:

Categories: Features

Blog & Film Times: 23 Aug – 29 Aug

Goooood Afternoon!

Lone Ranger, Alan Partridge, Bachelorette, and Percy Jackson have all left us this week! But fear not, brand new comedy We’re the Millers, along with Elysium and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones have all joined us for another week of movie madness here at the Plaza! Also on Thursday we’re showing One Direction: This is Us – but if you want to see it on Thursday do book your tickets soon, as it’s nearly sold out! Fear not 1D fans, it’s also showing from Friday 30th!

Note that We’re The Millers and Elysium are both rated 15 (as is Kick-Ass 2 which is still showing), and so you will be asked for ID if you look under 18. Valid ID includes passport (or photocopy of passport), student card, birth certificate with bank card, Pass ID card, and driving license.

As always, happy cinema going!

Dan (Usher at the Plaza)


Blog & Film Times 9 AUG – 15 AUG

Good evening!

Tonight we wave goodbye to a few films, including The Wolverine and The World’s End. However starting tomorrow (Friday) we’ve got The Conjuring, and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. We’re keeping Despicable Me 2 for yet another week for those of you who have not had the chance to see the wonderful minions or who want to see it again! Also showing: Monsters University, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Red 2, Smurfs 2 and The Last Will & Testament of Rosalind Leigh

A very packed week with lots on offer, so come sit in the dark in a lovely air conditioned cinema screen and watch a film!

– Dan (Plaza Staff)


BLOG & FILM TIMES Fri 26 Jul – Thurs 1 Aug

Good afternoon!

So it seems the sun may be hiding behind the clouds a little more at the moment, and the temperatures are dropping off… the perfect chance to make a trip to your local cinema! Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University have both been proving very popular, and we’re still showing them from Friday! New this week we’ve got the long anticipated Marvel film, The Wolverine. This is showing in 2D and 3D this week, and make sure to book early to avoid disappointment. The latest from comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost – The World’s End – continues with us this week – remember this is a 15 so bring your ID with you if you look under 18!

Starting Wednesday (31st) is The Smurfs 2 in 2D & 3D, so be sure not to miss this as I reckon it could become another family favourite this summer! Also don’t forget we do Combos of Popcon & Drink – our Mini Combo is perfect for younger kids, with an XS size popcorn and XS fizzy drink for just £2!

Happy cinema-going,

Dan (Plaza Staff)


Review – Monsters University

Monsters University (U)


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Kids and grown ups alike will love this prequel to 2001’s family favourite. We see Mike and Sully as kids starting University, at Monsters University – where they want to become scarers. From start to finish this film will keep you entertained, wondering what will happen next. Monsters Inc was one of the first films I ever watched as a kid, so for it’s got to be a must-see for teens! In Monsters University, we see Mike and Sully fight for their place on the ‘scaring programme’ by entering a scaring competition with a small team of ‘nobodies’ who really don’t have much in the way of scaring skills. A really clever idea from Disney/Pixar and a film not to be missed this summer!

Kids will love seeing all the colourful monsters, adults will appreciate the story, and teens will, i’m sure, love seeing all their favourite childhood characters back on the big screen! There really is something for everyone in the latest offering from Disney.


To book your tickets, head over to or pop into the cinema when we’re open!

BLOG & FILM TIMES Fri 19 July – Thu 25 July

Hi everyone!

… and the weather continues to be hot! Not to worry, we’ve got ice cold slush puppies at the ready so come in and cool off! All our screens are fully air conditioned, too! We say goodbye to Now You See Me and The Internship, but today we say hello to the latest from comedy duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost… The World’s End. Will they get to the end of the epic pub-crawl? Or will an alien invasion get in the way? it’s a 15 so it’s very important if you look under 18 that you bring some form of ID, otherwise you won’t be getting in!

Monsters University continues this week in 3D and 2D, along with Despicable Me 2 showing in 2D.  Our charity showing of Monsters University on Saturday at 8pm still has tickets left! They’re £3.50 each from the box office, all proceeds to West Dorset Women’s Refuge.

If robots and aliens fighting is more your thing, then you’ll want to check out Pacific Rim, still showing this week! On Thursday we’ve got an advanced screening of The Wolverine, be sure to book your tickets in advance for the latest in the razor-sharp franchise.

That’s all for now, happy cinema-going!



THE WORLD’S END starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost – Starts Friday!

The World’s End (15 – ID required if you look under 18, parental consent not valid ID)

They’ve given us Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Paul… and now, from Director Edgar Wright, they give us The World’s End. Starts Friday here at the Plaza and you’ll be able to book from tomorrow (Monday).

Synopsis: 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.