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Prytania Theatre

Uptown / Carrollton
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Address: 5339 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone Number: 504 891 2787
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The Prytania Theatre is one of a kind. A single screen movie house set in the upper Garden District! Just Spectacular! Mr. Brunet hosts the Classic Movie Series (from Gone with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Sherry S
New Orleans, Louisiana

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Prytania Theatre is one of a kind. A single screen movie house set in the upper Garden District! Just Spectacular! Mr. Brunet hosts the Classic Movie Series (from Gone with the Wind to Breakfast at TIffany's) his stories of working in the theatre are the best! There is late night showings for the 'hip' crowd. The Prytania shows the... More 

1 Thank Sherry S
Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I've been lucky in my life to travel the US and live in nice places, but few places have charmed me a much as my two visits to the Prytania for a classic movie (shown Wednesday & Sunday mornings). At 91, Mr. Brunet still warmly greets movie goers at the door, then shares a few anecdotes about the film. After... More 

1 Thank AnnieB1253
Dunedin, Florida
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37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Friendly staff, very comfy seats, nice snack bar, first-run films as well as vintage film nights. A great find in New Orleans!

1 Thank JessieMom
New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I love this place so much. Single screen with great quality picture and sound. They have great concessions, and it's simply one of the most beautiful theaters I have ever been in.

2 Thank Katie C
New York City, New York
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128 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Prytania is an unspoiled theater offering some of New Orleans' most interesting movie selections. Tucked away on an uptown street near the campuses of Loyola and Tulane, the Prytania does not offer the most high-tech moviegoing experience, but it is a friendly place, not owned by a chain and seemingly programmed by people who really appreciate a good movie.... More 

2 Thank David R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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134 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Prytania existed when I was a kid. Throughout the years of massive blockbusters requiring screens the size of battleships, sound systems with enough power to deafen neighbors, and IMAX 3D everything, Prytania has held its own. The theater has a loyal following. They will periodically host older movies, themes, and fun events to generate revenue which you rarely see... More 

2 Thank HankScorpi0
New Orleans
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the last of the original Movie Theaters that is still being used for movies. Center of the New Orleans Film Festival.

1 Thank pamelaida
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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243 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I went out to the Prytania on the St. Charles Ave. street car. The theater is well maintained, has a great concession stand, good prices, and a really excellent viewing experience. The staff was friendly and welcoming. My only regret is that i won't be here long enough to see some of the excellent upcoming festivals.

1 Thank tilda54
New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Shows film fests, current films, some of the Sundance variety, some as popular as the outlying 20-screen variety. Great owner who often shows up. People see neighbors all the time. Or come with them!

1 Thank Ann P
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Step back in time to a one screen experience. This place has a great history and shows vintage and art films as well as current.

1 Thank Tom T

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Very much their own self sufficient unit within the greater metro area, Uptown and Carrollton tone down the urban edge with a friendly attitude and collegiate feel. Home to Tulane and Loyola Universities, all the students living in the area ensure that Uptown and Carrollton stay youthful, cosmopolitan and vibrantly fun. Two of the liveliest thoroughfares for nightlife and socializing (and yes of course more of the city’s outstandingly good food and live music) are Oak Street and Maple Street. For a truly wild time, the expansive acreage of Audubon Park, with its zoo, golf course, and actual patches of swampy wetlands, means peace and quiet are never too far away.