The Plaza Cinema opened in 1933 and was designed by architect Robert Tor Russell as part of the Connaught Place development. The facade had a classical style with columns that matched adjoining buildings. Set in the heart of Connaught Place, the Plaza cinema takes you to a trip down the memory lane and captures the grand cinema experience in an ambience reminiscent of the Raj.
The facade was covered over in 1967 by a plain stone slab, while the inside the auditorium was modernized by a covering of peg board sound insulation tiles which give a bland appearance. Seating is provided in stalls and balcony levels. The cinema was equipped to screen 70mm film and recently underwent a renovation. PVR Group has re-opened Delhi's oldest and most popular cinema hall, Plaza is now known as PVR Plaza. These all-new single screen auditoriums has been renovated and refurbished to bring back its former glory. The cinema, unique in its nature, combines the look and feel of the 50s with the state-of-the-art cinema viewing technologies of today.