Gallo Theatre

2212 S. Claiborne Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Architects: Sam Stone Jr.

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Gallo Theatre

The Gallo Theatre opened as an African-American theatre on June 8, 1946 with Margaret O'Brien in “Music For Millions”. It operated until at least the early-1980’s. The building was demolished in 2007.

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ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 8:32 pm

Announcing a book about New Orleans Movie Theaters

The History of the Neighborhood Theaters in New Orleans
is being written by 89-year-old Rene Brunet, the dean of the motion picture industry in Louisiana, and New Orleans historian and preservationist Jack Stewart. The 160-page,coffee table book will be released in November and is being published by Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. Attention will be focused on 50 major neighborhood and downtown theaters, culled from a list of nearly 250 that have dotted the cityâ€\s landscape since the first “nickelodeon” opened in 1896 at 626 Canal Street. The book will be divided by neighborhoods and will open with a map and a narrative about each area. Each major theater will feature “then and now” photographs, historic information, and a short series of quotes from famous New Orleanians and from regular citizens who will share their recollections.
We are trying to acquire memorabilia and additional photos of this theater for this publication. (deadline July 1.) You will be credited in the book and receive a free autographed copy if we publish the picture that you supply. Please contact Arthur Hardy at or call 504-913-1563 if you can help.

rivest266 on August 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

June 8th, 1946 grand opening ad had been uploaded to this page.

CSWalczak on December 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Scroll down about halfway on this blogpage to see a photo of the closed Gallo Theater and the site after its demolition.

BillyShores18 on October 16, 2018 at 6:27 am

Later on they show two movies on both scresns your admission covers both movies .

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