Movies 8

143 Gause Boulevard W,
Slidell, LA 70458

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Previously operated by: O'neil Cinemas

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This opened as a twin theatre in the early-1970’s. It was gradually expanded to eight screens. damaged by Hurricane Katrina in August 2004, and operated with only three screens for a while. Owned by O'neil Cinemas. It was closed on January 19, 2007. It was demolished and a Planet Fitness now occupies the site.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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pbubny on March 21, 2007 at 1:21 pm

There were a few theatres along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi that were hit hard by Katrina and never reopened. This may be one of them.

ahollis on June 16, 2007 at 7:56 am

The Movies 8 started life as a twin theatre in the early 1970’s. Over the next decade, the operator would acquire adjacent space and add a screen or two until the theatre became an eight-plex. This led to a long horizontal lobby.
The theatre operated successfully until Gulf States Theatres built a new stadium theatre in Hammond, LA, 20 miles to the west in 2000. Hurricane Katrina hit the area in August of2004 and the theatre sustained substantial damage. It was able to open three of the auditoriums and operate until the opening of the Grand 16 theatre in December of 2006 at which time it closed.

yamamotomark on July 14, 2023 at 7:52 pm

demolished at unknown year, planet fitness is occupying in the site.

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