Fine Arts Theatre

1735 Constantinople Street,
New Orleans, LA 70115

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Previously operated by: Saenger Amusement Company, United Theatres

Functions: Banquet Hall

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Fine Arts Theatre

The Fine Arts Theatre opened in the early-1920’s. Seating was listed at 785. This theatre was operated by Sobel-Richards Ent., Saenger Amusements and United Theatres over its lifetime. The theatre was located on Constantinople Street at Baronne Street.

The Fine Arts Theatre closed in the early-1960’s and was converted to a Banquet Facility, still in operation today.

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ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 8:30 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.

WTKFLHN on August 6, 2014 at 10:24 pm

A lady I’m proud to call a friend, who worked in the theater business until a few years ago, got her start in the business at age 16, in the box office at the Fine Arts in 1941. She has work in New Orleans area theaters all her life. She retired from the box office at the AMC Clearview.

jwmovies on December 2, 2022 at 1:32 pm

THAT looks familiar! Wasn’t it used in the movies Live and Let Die, Tightrope or The Skeleton Key OR Girls' Trip? Just curious…

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