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Prytania Theatre

5339 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 891 2787
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Ranked #34 of 165 Attractions in New Orleans
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New York City, New York
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111 reviews 111 reviews
33 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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New Orleans
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
20 attraction reviews
165 helpful votes 165 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.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

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Atlanta
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75 reviews 75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is a really interesting theater. You will feel like you stepped back in time. My husband and I went there on a romantic date. This will always be a special place for us.

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nola
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

this is the 0nly movie theatre in new orleans left with a single screen. i an very comfortable in the prytania. it is very "old school" and reminds me of what going to the movies used to be like when i was a kid.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Love this theatre. I love that they always show "exclusive" or limited release films that no other movie theatre is showing in the city and have midnight shows and classic showing. Nice staff, better prices than any other theatre and really enjoy all the contest they have on Facebook.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

This historical theater is a wonderful combination of quaint charm and high quality movie viewing. They have a vast film selection including a midnight movie series featuring cult classics and other offbeat favorites. Arrive a little early to take a look around the lobby and see the history of this great neighborhood theater.

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