Valentine's Night for you & your sweetheart

Dinner at Luigi's eat anytime 5-6pm Movie at 7pm

Dinner at Luigi's eat anytime 5-6pm Movie at 7pm

Dinner at Luigi's eat anytime 5-6pm Movie at 7pmDinner at Luigi's eat anytime 5-6pm Movie at 7pmDinner at Luigi's eat anytime 5-6pm Movie at 7pm

Includes Select Menu+ Dessert+Movie +popcorn+ Fount drink+A Rose for  Sweetheart $49.95


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Now Playing


Sonic The Hedgehog

Friday 1:00,3:00,5:00,7:00

Saturday 1:00,3:00,5:00,7:00

 Sunday 1:00,3:00,5:00,7:00

 Wed 1:00,3:00,5:00,7:00

Thursday 1:00,3:00,5:00,7:00

Playing Now through 2-20-20

Now Playing


Bad Boys for Life

Friday 1:00,4:45,7:00

Saturday 1:00,4:45,7:00

Sunday 1:00,4:45,7:00

Wed 1:00,4:45,7:00

Thursday 1:00,4:45,7:00

Playing Now through 2-20-20    

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Birds of Prey


Starts 2-21-20



Starts 2-28-20

the CALL of the WILD


Start 3-6-20



Starts 3-6-20

Event Rentals We offer packages for every type of event.

Family Gathering


Watch your family home movies or movie of your choice.

Starting at $95.00 an hour



We offer theater of your choice ,  seating of 90 to 125 per theater

Have your name in lights on our Marquee

Price is dependent on time and length of event, start at $650.

Business Training events


We can help you connect with your team or employees thru big screen movies that are tailered to create ,motivate and instill loyalty.

Contact us for Pricing



Use our state of the art projection and sound systems to create the perfect presentation on a 25' screen. use your powerpoint or any other multi-media format to present to audiences of up to 125

Plaza1907 Museum Tours


Take your group thru the rates are available

City Wide TOURS


We have tour packages of historic locations including the Railroad museum can include lunch or dinner or both for your group .

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, Come see us in person during business hours or Call us for private rental or tours

Movie Line 785-242-0777

Plaza 1907 209 S Main Ottawa,KS 66067

Office 785-242-5555 Movie Line 785-242-0777

Fall Theater Hours


By Appointment


By Appointment


11:00 am – 09:30 pm


11:00 am – 09:30 pm


11:00 am – 09:30 pm


11:00 am – 09:30 pm


11:00 am – 09:30 pm

Rent one Screen or the entire theater. call us at 785-242-5555

About Us



That's right, since 1907 the Plaza Cinema has been playing (or projecting) motion pictures. Just imagine 100 years ago, a person kind of like you (would be very old now) was sitting in this same theater, watching a motion picture on the big screen! That's magical, that's why we love it here, and that's why we want you to love it too. Be our guest at the Plaza Cinema and discover the historical magic of movies, watch a new release, or watch a film from the past–you could even do all three.Our Movie Memorabilia Museum has new and exciting exhibits all the time–from Elvis's hair to real costumes worn in big motion pictures! Trust me, it's cool.


  1. · Pickrell Buiding 1885                                   Source: Kansas State Historical Society
    Pickrell Buiding 1885                                   Source: US National Historical Registry
    Pickrell Buiding 1885                                   Source: Copy of United States Department of Interior Approval
    1905 Annuls of Ottawa Article                     Movie Theatre mention upstairs at 213 S. Main moving quickly to 211 S. Main
    1907 Ottawa Kansas City Directory             Location: Franklin County Historical Society p.36, E.E. Wagner, Mngr. 211 S. Main
    1910 Ottawa City Directory                          pg 58 Crystal Theatre C.J. Clark Propr. 211 S. Main
    1913 Ottawa City Directory                          Crystal Theatre (A.D. Birch) 211 S. Main
    1916 Ottawa City Directory                          211 S. Main Propr. W.A. Millington (moving pictures)
    1917 Crystal Theatre Fire                            Ottawa Herald Story- March 1, 1917 (copy of story)
    1917 Ottawa Herald Article                          “Washburn & Son are drawing plans for remodeling After fire” (copy of story)
    1921 Ottawa City Directory                          211 South Main Mgr W.A. Millington
    1922 Ottawa City Directory                          Crystal Theatre 209 S. Main Mgr. G.E. Klock
    1926 Ottawa Herald Ad                                For Movies Playing at Crystal
    1926 Ottawa Herald  Ad                               For Movies Playing at Crystal, Ottawa Tele Directory
    1929 Ottawa Herald Ad                                First Talkie Movies at Crystal
    1930 Newspaper Story                                 Fox Midwest purchased the Crystal and remodeled
    1934 City Building Permit                             “Plaza” 209 South Main permit for bathroom fixtures
    1934 Newspaper Story                                 Front Page “Reconstruction of Crystal is announced by E.D Dorrel Mgr Fox Theatres
    1935 Newspaper Story                                 February Grand Opening of remodeled Plaza
    1935 City Directory                                       pg 226  Plaza Theatre North Main
    1938 City Directory                                       pg 213  209 South Main
    1941 City Directory                                       pg 202 Plaza Theatre 209 South Main
    1946 City Directory                                       pg 231  Plaza Theatre 209 South Main
    1950 City Directory                                       pg 239 Plaza Theatre 209 South Main
    1953 City Directory                                       pg  218 Plaza Theatre 209 South Main
    1955 City Directory                                       pg 232  Plaza 209 South Main
    1957 City Directory                                       pg 141 Plaza Theatre Eugene Sappington Manager 209 South Main
    1959 City Directory                                       pg 112 Plaza Theatre Eugene Sappinton 209 South Main
    1961 City Directory                                       pg 156 Plaza Theatre Chester A Hylton mgr 209 South
    1962 City Directory                                       pg 125 Plaza Theatre Chester A Hylton mgr 209 South
    1964 City Directory                                       pg 128 Plaza Theatre Leon Roberston Mgr 209 South
    1965 City Directory                                       pg 113 Plaza Theatre Leon Robertson Mgr 209 South
    1966 City Directory                                       pg 104 Plaza Theatre Leon Roberson Mgr 209 South
    1967 City Directory                                       pg 110 Plaza Theatre Frank Banning Mgr 209 south
    1969 City Directory                                       pg 116 Plaza Theatre Joseph Matthews Jr. 209 South
    1970 City Directory                                       pg 103 Plaza Theatre Joseph Matthews Jr. 209 South
    1971 City Directory                                       pg 104 Plaza Theatre Joseph Matthews JR  209 South
    1972 City Directory                                       pg 105 Plaza Theatre Francis Glenn Mgr 209 South Main
    1973 City Directory                                       pg 107 Plaza Theatre Robert Clark Mgr. 209 South Main
    1974 City Directory                                       pg 120 Plaza Theatre Jerry Mason Mgr. 209 South Main
    1975 City Directory                                       pg.113 Plaza Theatre Jerry Mason Mgr. 209 South Main
    1976 City Directory                                       pg 122 Plaza Theatre Wayne Zarachary Mgr 209 South
    1977 City Directory                                       pg 130 Plaza Theatre Wayne Zacachary Mgr 209 South
    1979 City Director                                         pg 133 Plaza Theatre Joe Matthews JR Mgr 209 South
    1980 City Directory                                       pg 137 Plaza Theatre Daniel Cope Mgr. 209 South Main
    1981 City Directory                                       pg 136 Plaza Theatre Daniel Cope Mgr. 209 South Main
    1982 City Directory                                       pg 132 Plaza Theatre Daniel Cope Mgr. 209 South Main
    1983 City Directory                                       pg 133 Plaza Theatre Danel Cope Mgr.209 South Main
    1984 City Directory                                       pg 142 Plaza Theatre Daniel H. Cope Mgr 209 South Ma
    1985 City Directory                                       pg 149 Plaza Theatre Linda Wrisner Mgr 209 south Main
    1986 City Directory                                       pg 142 Plaza Theatre Scott Maples Mgr. 209 south Main
    1987 City Directory                                       pg 142 Plaza Theatre Steven and Mrs Lee Ann Bagby
    1988 City Directory                                       pg 141 Plaza Theatre   
    1989 City Directory                                       pg 151 Plaza Theatre  
    1990 City Directory                                       pg 148 Plaza Theatre  
    1991 City Directory                                       pg 151 Plaza Theatre  
    1992 City Directory                                       pg 38 Plaza Theatre  
    1993 City Directory                                       pg 40 Plaza Theatre  
    1994 City Directory                                       pg 46 Plaza Theatre  
    1999 City Directory                                       pg 44 Plaza Theatre Steven Bagby  209 South Main
    2000- 2005   Richard Dimoush
    2005 -2014   Ted & Rita Madl 
  2. 2014 - Present    Scott Zaremba


Come by and visit with Peggy Armstrong Resident Historian & Tour Guide & Manager