New Orleans is known for its arts, entertainment, and culture. In addition to countless museums, historic sites, parks, and bars (oh, so many bars!), New Orleans is also home to some classic movie venues that are sure to offer unique experiences you cannot find anywhere else.
Here are six of the best, most extraordinary places to catch a flick in NOLA!
Built in 1914, The Prytania is the oldest cinema in the New Orleans area and the only single-screen cinema in Louisiana. The owner still takes tickets at the door and interacts with moviegoers. From Halloween showings of Rocky Horror Picture Show to select current features, and everything in between, The Prytania Theater is the place to go for an intimate, classic cinema experience. Don't miss It's a Wonderful Life showing Sunday, December 11 at noon for only $6!
An upscale, intimate theater that shows a variety of current hits and independent films, The Broad Theater is another must-visit! The bar has a variety of beers, wines, and spirits that is open until 11 p.m. daily. Before 5:30 p.m., Matinees are only $8, while adult tickets for regular showings are $10. The Broad Theater is a great place to catch the latest chapter in the Harry Potter brand, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
For a "unique and fulfilling" movie experience, you must check out a flick at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center. The Zeitgeist is an alternative movie theater and is the main venue for Patois: New Orleans International Human Rights Festival and the New Orleans Middle East Film Festival. Check out their calendar for one-of-a-kind independent screenings and cinema experiences.
While this venue typically features live performances, this classic theater does occasionally showcase cinema masterpieces, often accompanied by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Don't miss their showings of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial being held Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22.
Beyond All Boundaries is a 4-D theater experience, narrated by Tom Hanks, taking viewers through World War II, and is shown exclusively at the Solomon Victory Theater. A must-see for any history buff or enthusiast, daily viewings start at 10 a.m. and run throughout the afternoon. Advanced tickets are encouraged.
Located adjacent to the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the Entergy Giant Screen Theater has one of the biggest screens in the Gulf South and shows a mix of popular children's movies, Giant Screen I-Max showings, and unique documentaries. Catch a show soon to take advantage of their special $6 movie tickets through Saturday, December 31!
Did we miss any of your favorite local theaters? If so, tell us about them in the comments section!