Introducing Plaza Patrons!

When we re-opened the Plaza in March, 2006, we had a grand vision of what we knew it could be. We knew that if we brought in customer service, stocked quality products, and ran the movies in a firm and controlled atmosphere, we could turn the Vernon Plaza into a great little movie theater.

But we don’t want to be a great little movie theater. We want to be a great little community movie theater. What’s the difference? Let me show you what we mean…


Imagine being able to watch your favorite college football team on the big screen. Or NASCAR. Or the Dallas Cowboys. For Free!

Imagine coming to a monthly movie discussion group, featuring the classic films as well as recent releases. For Free!

Imagine an old-fashioned Saturday Morning father and son cliffhanger series—with classic cartoons, westerns, and adventure movies. For Free!

Imagine classic film festivals, featuring John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, and other silver screen legends.

Imagine being able to see live concerts, theater, opera, and other closed-circuit shows in major cities, from downtown Vernon.

Imagine being able to rent the Vernon Plaza out for birthday parties and show your favorite children’s movie—or play video games on the big screen—Or maybe your civic or church group wants a place to convene and give presentations—or maybe you just want to throw a private party…


These things and more are possible, and it furthermore makes the Vernon Plaza Theater a legitimate community asset. With all of the above going on, we have a lot of flexibility to be more things and do more things for the people of Vernon and the surrounding communities.

All of this is possible with a new kind of projector called a Digital Projector. Simply put, it projects any digital signal that is run through it—a computer, a DVD player, even a video game console—and sends it out onto the big screen. We think that the theater, and by extension the entire community, would benefit from the Plaza adding a digital projector to its current configuration. However, the cost of this equipment with installation would run upwards of $10,000. This is, in movie equipment terms, pretty reasonable, but it’s obviously a large amount of money.

In order to buy this digital projector and have it ready to go for 2008, we’re instituting a new program for our loyal customers and supporters: The Plaza Patron. We’re offering a total of 100 memberships into the Plaza Patrons group, who will have access to special events, parties, and other cool benefits throughout the year! This is the best way for you to become an active part of The Vernon Plaza as we become the kind of movie theater that we know would benefit the city of Vernon. Here’s what you get when you become a Plaza Patron:

A membership card, bumper sticker, and T-Shirt proclaiming your patronage.

1 FREE small popcorn and small fountain drink, whenever we’re open, whether you’re coming to see the movies or not!

4 Special Events, exclusively for Plaza Patrons, starting with our One Year Anniversary Party in March, 2008, and continuing up through our Christmas Party in December.

Advance notice on special events, giveaways, and special sneak previews!

Exclusive access to merchandise (like our way-cool bowling shirts!), and more!


So, don’t delay! We’ll be collecting memberships throughout the rest of 2007. Join now and help us grow into the kind of community movie theater that Vernon can be proud of. Send an email to mark@vernonplaza.com and I’ll send you an application to the Plaza Patron Program. Fill it out and drop it off at the theater, along with your funds. The Patrons Program is limited to the first 100 memberships we receive, and will be counted in the order that we receive them.