The Prytania Theatre is the only Single-Screen Movie Theatre in Louisiana . It is also the oldest operating theatre in New Orleans and was opened in 1915. We have recently renovated the theatre and have new seating, a renovated Lobby and a new huge screen and state of the art sound and projection. If that is not enough reason to make you come visit us; Here is another reason. The owner, Mr. Rene Brunet, is recognized as an expert as a New Orleans Theatre Historian and can tell you almost anything about the 60+ neighborhood theatres in the New Orleans area; which are displayed on our lobby walls. He will be the gentleman in the lobby with the "Movie Tie" on! We hope to see you at the Movies!
Welcome to the homepage of a true Louisiana Landmark: The Prytania Theatre!
First constructed in the early 1900s, the Prytania is the last remaining
single-screen suburban theatre in the state. As such, we pride ourselves
on offering a truly unique and old-fashioned movie-going experience.
Theatre proprietor, Rene Brunet, has been in the movie industry for over
70 years, having operated more than a dozen single-screen and multi-plex
theatres throughout the decades. "But if I had to choose just one, The
Prytania would be it!" he exclaims. "Nowhere else can you escape from
the world so completely as in this charming suburban theatre. We spared
no expense in bringing her back to her former glory. So come on down and
grab some popcorn - the show's about to begin!