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“The Plaza” Documentary by Atlanta’s Own Matt Rasnick
By Ange Alex on October 25, 2010
After 10 years in the film and television industry award winning filmmaker, actor, producer, director, writer, editor and musician, Matt Rasnick has struck a chord with Atlanta locals with his latest film, a documentary about the last neighborhood movie theater in Atlanta Georgia, “The Plaza”. Matt Rasnick’s other credits include Television Producer – Lawmakers, C-47:Georgia Short Film Showcase.
A story 70 years in the making. The last neighborhood movie theater in Atlanta Georgia, struggles to survive in a world of multiplexes by offering it’s audience many unique and special attractions. Old movies, horror shows with live actors, special screenings, events and parties are all part of the business model that owners Jonathan and Gayle Rej have developed in order to compete with the national chains as they keep the doors open and the audiences entertained in this historic movie palace.
Featured in the film are:
Current owners Jonny & Gayle Rej
Former owner George Lefont
Local legend Shane Morton
Filmmaker Tommy Wiseau
Karl Slover one of the last living “munchkins” from the Wizard of Oz.
Robert Osbourne of Turner Classic Movies
“The Plaza” aired Sunday October 24th at 10pm and will air again Wednesday October 27th at 11pm exclusively on PBA30, Atlanta’s PBS Station.
By: Melany Sebastian, Contributor