Louisiana Movie Theatres (page 1)

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Don Theatre
Alexandria, LA
The Don Theatre opened in 1941. It has been closed for many years. For more, see this website. [map]

Rice Theatre
Crowley, LA
2006: 2010:
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, the marquee had been repaired but the paint on the facade was starting to peel. Sometime after 2018, the neon was removed and replaced with LED rope and backlit plastic letters. 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. In 2018, the neon "TECHE" letters on top of the marquee were removed. In 2021, the were replaced. For more, see this website. [map]

Ritz Theatre
Hammond, LA
Sabine Theatre
Many, LA
The Ritz Theatre was built as the Baltzell Opera House in 1905. In 1945, it was converted into the Ritz Theatre. It closed in the 1970s. In 2008, the building was converted into a parking garage with apartments above. The marquee sign is a replica. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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 sign was installed then. 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. In 2020, the blade sign and marquee were restored. The blade sign's incandescent bulbs were swapped for LED bulbs. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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