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Louisiana Movie Theatres

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Don Theatre
Alexandria, LA
The Don Theatre appears to be from the 1930s or 1940s. It has been closed for many years. Does anyone know anything about it? For more, see this website. [map]

Rice Theatre
Crowley, LA
The Rice Theatre opened in 1941. After being vacant for nearly 20 years, it was sold to the city in 1986. The theatre reopened in 1988. I believe it is now only used for special events and live performances. By 2010 (third photo above), the marquee had been repaired by the paint on the facade was starting to peel. The first two photos are from 2006. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Teche Theatre
Franklin, LA
The Teche Theatre, now the Teche Theatre for the Performing Arts, opened in 1940. It retains the original black, tan and red glass blocks and terrazzo floor. There were interior renovations in 1968 and the theatre closed in the mid-1980s. In the mid-1990s, the city acquired the building and assisted with its conversion into a performing arts venue. In 2002, the theatre reopened but was struck by a hurricane just two months later. It reopened again in 2003. For more, see this website. [map]

Sabine Theatre
Many, LA
The Sabine Theatre was built in the 1940s. It was acquired by the City in the mid-1990s and is now used mostly for live performances. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Evangeline Theatre
New Iberia, LA
The Evangeline Theatre opened here in 1929. It was remodeled from 1939-1940. The facade is faced with structural glass. The theatre was donated to the city in 1994. After restoration in 1997, it reopened in 1998 as the Sliman Theatre for the Performing Arts. The theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Saenger Theatre
New Orleans, LA
The Saenger Theatre was designed by Emile Weil and built in 1927. It was restored in the late 1970s and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatre closed after damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. These photos are from 2010. After restoration, the theatre reopened in 2013. This round marquee is gone now. Replicas of the original blade and box sign have been installed. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Joy Theatre
New Orleans, LA
former Algy Theatre
New Orleans, LA
The Joy Theatre opened in 1947 and closed in 2003. In 2005, the theatre was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina. These photos are from 2010. After a $5 million restoration, the theatre reopened in 2011 as a live performance venue. The marquee and sign were unsalvageable but were faithfully recreated. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Algy Theatre was built in 1940 and closed in 1961. It now houses the Rosetree Blown Glass Studio. For more, see this website. [map]

More New Orelans Theatres:
Carver Theatre: 1, 2
Prytania Theatre

Oak Grove Theatres:
Fiske Theatre: 1, 2

Rayville Theatres:
Joy Theatre

Dixie Theatre
Ruston, LA
The Dixie Theatre opened as the New Astor Theater in 1928. It featured vaudeville acts and silent films. In 1932, the theatre was sold and renamed the Rialto Theatre. The theatre was remodeled in 1956. At that time, the neon star was added to the marquee. The rays of the star pulsate on and off. There was further remodeling in 1968, including moving the the box office inside the building. The theatre closed in 1976. In 2004, restoration work began and the theatre reopened in 2006 as the Dixie Center for the Arts. For more, see this website. [map]

Strand Theatre
Shreveport, LA
The Strand Theatre was built from 1923-1925 as the flagship of the Saenger Brothers chain. It originally showed films but is now used as a performing arts center. The original sign is on display at Neonopolis in Las Vegas, NV. This theatre still has its original Morton organ. Major renovation work was done in the 1970s and the theatre reopened in the 1980s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, 3, and 4. [map]

More Shreveport Theatres:
Capri Theatre

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