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“Unique” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Prytania Theatre

Prytania Theatre
5339 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
504 891 2787
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Ranked #72 of 286 things to do in New Orleans
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Unique”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a wonderful privately owned movie house that is a throw-back to the 50's and 60's. Was featured in the wonderful New Orleans novel, A Confederacy of Dunces". Located in a safe pretty section of uptown New Orleans.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“I love this theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

It's old and classic. It's the kind of theatre the patrons ran out of when the Blob was coming through the vents. Just one screen, one ticket taker and a balcony that you can actually sit in. If you can catch one of the daytime classic showings, you'll be treated to coffee and cake after the movie, and a dissertation by the owner of the theatre before the movie. Not many people plan to go to the movies during a vacation, but it's a nice way to spend a midweek afternoon.

Visited November 2012
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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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“Classic New Orleans Theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

One of the best places to watch a movie in New Orleans and the best to watch classic or late night movies. There is only one screen here so check their website for showings. It doesn’t offer the multiple screens or stadium seating of modern cinemas, but it does offer a slice of nostalgia that makes the movie going experience more than just sitting down and looking at a screen for two hours. Save the blockbusters for the modern world and come here for a classic screening or a late night camp film.

Visited March 2012
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