The Plaza’s 5th Screen

The Plaza Cinema in Truro is a unique asset to our great little city.  This year the Plaza are celebrating their 80th anniversary and to mark this special birthday they have launched the 5th screen called ‘The Lemon Suite’.  The management welcomed the guests and the new screen was warmly received.

The 5th screen was constructed in just 29.5 working days and the project originally started in 1996.  The screen is fitted with a Barco DP2K-6E projector, Datasat AP-20 cinema processor handling sound and automation.  Dolby 5.1 Dirac theatre optimisation surround sound.  DVD & bluray playback including DTS surround sound.

Blend 71 provided the delicious canapés and we were welcomed with drinks from the fresh and well lit bar.  The seats were comfortable and the air conditioning perfect to enjoy our experience of the new screen.  Brett Harvey had compiled a clip for The Plaza and this was great to see the history and the images.  We then saw the latest previews (Bridgette Jones’s Baby, Finding Dory and  Jason Bourne) and I felt compelled that I needed to come back soon and watch a full movie.  Going to the cinema is a great way of relaxing and escaping to immerse yourself into the world of cinema.

Rob Nolan, Truro Mayor had the honour of launching the 5th screen.  He enjoyed the occasion thoroughly!

The Lemon Suite also caters for small conferences and can accommodate 55 seats.  If you would like to book this venue for a special occasion or for a conference, then please email the Plaza, Truro at plaza.truro@wtwcinemas.co.uk

Get Active Truro – warm up!

On Wednesday the 1st of  June during the half term week we headed into Truro.  Get Active Truro held a short two day event – a burst of activity in Truro for you to discover something active and fun.

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Get Active Truro is part of the wider initiative – Get Active Cornwall, organised through Cornwall Sports Partnership and supported by Totally Truro, the Truro Business Improvement District.  The event linked into the national campaign ‘This Girl Can‘ developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations. A celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.  Its aimed at us all and encourages us to do fitness and the benefits we feel from it.  Get Active Truro is for everyone.

Whirlwind Sports did a great campaign offering 20% off during the two day event.  It was great to see them on board getting behind the #thisgirlcancampaign.  Whirlwind Sport have the latest clothing, shoes and equipment to choose from.

There were a host of different organisations and businesses giving out advice, demos and having fun, including : West Coast Clear, Belly Bolly Dance, Golf England, 4funxsake Youth Dance, Children’s Hospice, Cornwall Outdoors, Why Dance, Footsteps of Discovery, Truro Canoe Club, Cornwall BMX, Cornwall Womens and Girls Rugby, National Trust, Anytime Fitness, Koncept Gym, Stringers Gym, Intelligent Fitness, Bodeeworx, Heart FM, Tempus, Race for Life and Cornwall Yoga Centre.

My children particularly enjoyed the Footsteps of Discovery team who taught them how to make a fire.  These survival skills give us a sense of confidence, respect of nature, discipline and enjoyment.  We hope to visit them  in Grampound Road woods soon.

My eldest loved the music and dance fitness routines with pom poms!  It was great to see the quay buzzing, alongside the Truro Farmers Market.  People were shooting some hoops and trying out the inflatable kayaks.  Koncept Gym was there from Newquay and did you know that during the week day they offer free childcare for an hour while you do your workout at the gym or do a class.

After our visit on Lemon Quay and play with some of the hula hoops and weights, we had the essential merry go round ride, followed by lunch at Sonder Cafe Bar.  Mocktails all round, bunny chow with an assortment of ‘lite bites’ for the girls.

The next Get Active Truro is from the 15-19th August.  This will be the 6th year on Lemon Quay with plenty of FREE activities on offer!   ‘Get Active Truro’ promises something for everyone and you don’t need to be super sporty to join in; it is about getting active but also having fun… and all the events are free! Make sure to use the hashtag #getactivetruro