Prytania Theatre operators honor past, look toward future of industry

posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm

NEW ORLEANS, LA — The owner of the Prytania Theater looks at the future of the industry as he converts to digital.

After a lifetime in and around movie theaters, second-generation theater man Rene Brunet has officially seen it all.

The 88-year-old operator of the Prytania Theatre — the last of what was once dozens of neighborhood movie houses dotting the city’s landscape — has seen the industry undergo a wealth of changes. Some stuck (sound, color); some didn’t (the first generation of 3-D, Fabio).

Read the full article in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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wsaucier on May 17, 2009 at 9:11 pm

Thats great. I wish the owners the best. I remember the Prytania for the 1960’s. I was working for the Legion Theatre in Gulfport, MS and had to drive over one time to the Prytania. We have lost almost all the old theatres on the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. I hope they can keep the Prytania operating for many more years.

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