Plaza Cinema, Stockport
Plaza Cinema, Mersey Square, Stockport, SK1 1SP
Coffee mornings feature the Compton – See venue website for details.
Trumpet, Tromba, Diapason, Tibia, Oboe, Clarinet, Cello, Cello Celeste, Salicional, Flute, Vox Humana
A Number: 153
Current Transmission System: Compton Relays
Original Location: In Situ
Initial Opening Date: 8th October 1932
1932: On the 8th October 1932 the Plaza was opened with Cecil Chadwick at the Compton.
1966: The Plaza closed as a Cinema was handed over to Mecca Bingo who re-decorated the interior.
2000: Bingo faded and the Plaza reverted to showing films.
2009: The Plaza was closed for a full renovation and refurbishment, both externally and internally. Costing 3.2 million Pounds, false ceilings inserted in the 1960’s have been removed, and original plasterwork revealed again. The Plaza reopened on 11th December with a variety show with Richard Hills at the Compton.
Organ chambers are on the right and side of the proscenium. Solo is at the top, Accompaniment at the bottom
Marimba, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Chimes
Note: This organ has a rather unusual Solo Manual. It is divided, yet has a fully unified Solo division. This means the organist can either play the solo manual complete or if they select a Solo Bass or Treble Tab this will over-ride what is set on the solo division and divide the manual at Middle C. One thing to bear in mind is the pitch of the Solo Treble/Bass tabs is in keeping with the whole manual. (I.e. the solo treble stops are not introduced from middle C upwards, but the pitch is as of bottom C)