to 1 November
to 4 January
“To protect, preserve and promote The Plaza Super Cinema as a fine example of 1930’s architecture through modern viable use as a centre for performing arts and cinema serving local, regional and national communities.”
- Mission Statement of Stockport Plaza Trust
Stockport Plaza Trust was formed in 1999 to protect and preserve The Plaza Super Cinema in Stockport. The Trust was made up of like minded individuals from heritage, building preservation and local operatic groups who saw The Plaza as an important landmark. Stockport Plaza Trust successfully operates The Plaza as a not for profit venue, presenting the best in big screen and stage entertainment for national, regional and local Stockport audiences. A core of approximately 100 volunteers give their time and skills freely to staff film and live presentations and lovingly maintain the building for future generations to enjoy.
The Directors operate in an executive capacity as project volunteers:
- Nigel Anderton, Chairman
- Gary Trinder, Vice Chairman and Technical Director
- Ian E Hodgkiss, Director
- David Blake, Director
- Richard Gray, Director
- Linda Weeks-Holt, Director
- Mel Spooner, Director
- Chris Jeffries, Financial Director
The Summary Objectives of The Stockport Plaza Trust are:
• Built Heritage – To manage in a manner sympathetic to its historic importance as a Grade II* Listed Building and to promote appreciation of it by introducing measures to maximise public use.
• Performance – To promote a large venue for film exhibition and live theatre, including use of The Compton Organ, which meets the needs of local, regional and national audiences and performers.
• Education – To provide opportunities open to all ages including for general and specialised training in cinema and theatre activities.
• Community – To provide a facility of benefit to individuals, businesses and other organisations in the community served by the Stockport Plaza.
• Viability - To run the Plaza on a self supporting basis