Plaza Cinema to Hold Special Screening as part of its 20th Birthday Celebrations

Plaza Cinema has been showing a selection of specially chosen films this year to help celebrate its 20th birthday – but next month will be extra special as  the screenwriter of the chosen film will be one of the guests and will even hold a question and answer session afterwards!

The community venue turns 20 in July and manager Martin Fol is showing 20 films across 2017 to help celebrate.

On Sunday, June 11th, at 8pm, the Plaza will show 2004 comedy-drama film Millions, with screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce scheduled to attend and answer questions from fans.

The writer, who lives in Blundellsands, created the screenplay for the film while it was actually being made by adapting his previously published book of the same name.

The novel Millions was subsequently awarded the Carnegie Medal, which is a British literary award that annually recognises one outstanding new book for children or young adults.

The Plaza Cinema officially turns 20 on Tuesday, July 18th and more details on event plans will be revealed closer to the time.

Plaza Cinema; Next Dementia Friendly Film Screening – 24th May 2:00pm

On Thursday 24th May The Plaza will be featuring Elvis in ‘Blue Hawaii’, at the usual time of 2.00pm. Click here to see the poster for the event.

TITLE: Blue Hawaii (U)

LENGTH: 1 hour 42 mins.

CATEGORY: Comedy, musical

SCREEN PLAY: Alan Weiss, Hal Kanter

DIRECTOR: Norman Tuarog

STARRING: Elvis Presley, Joan Blackman, Angela Lansbury and more …

STORYLINE: Chad Gates has just left the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend’s agency.



Autism Friendly Screening at the Plaza Cinema – Monday 16th April

The Plaza Cinema will be holding a autism friendly screening on Monday 16th April, showing ‘Duck, Duck Goose’ at 5.30pm. Low level lighting will be maintained throughout the auditorium, and the film will be played at a reduced volume.

Monday 16th April, 5:30pm
Title: Duck, Duck Goose (PG)
Length: 1 hours 31 minutes
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Adults: £4.90
Children: £3.90

Duck Duck Goose April 18 - Plaza Cinema

By the Light of the Silvery Moon – Dementia Friendly Film Screening

The film programme will include a mix of classic films and musicals to help trigger memories and enable conversations about shared experiences


Contact Christine Physick on 0151 928 1530/

January Film:
Date: Thursday 18th January
Time: 2.00pm


The Plaza Community Cinema to offer Dementia-friendly Film Screenings throughout 2017

The Plaza Communtiy Cinema in Waterloo are pleased to offer a schedule of dementia-friendly film screenings throughout 2017. 

With the support of Sefton 4 Good, The Plaza are hosting the first screening on the 19th January as a free event. 

Please see below for a schedule of screenings, and for more information visit


Screen 1

Thursday 19th January 2.00 ***
Thursday 23rd February 2.00
Thursday 23rd March 2.00
Thursday 27th April 2.00
Thursday 25th May 2.00
Thursday 22nd June 2.00
Thursday 13th July 2.00
Thursday 21st September 2.00
Thursday 19th October 2.00
Thursday 23rd November 2.00
Thursday 14th December 2.00
  • Screenings will take place in screen 1
  • This is a fully accessible self-contained space with toilets on either side of the screen
  • The cinema has a fully accessible toilet in the foyer

The film programme will include a mix of classic films and musicals to help trigger memories and enable conversations about shared experiences


Thanks to support from CVS/Sefton4Good we are able to offer the first Dementia Friendly Film Screening on 19th January 2017 as a FREE Event