Garden Theatre

3312 Magazine Street,
New Orleans, LA 70115

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Garden Theatre

The Garden Theatre was located on Magazine Street at Toledano Street. Opened in the late-1930’s with seating listed at 800. No info on the owner/operators.

The Garden Theatre closed in the mid-1950’s, but was reopened in 1959 screening Spanish language movies. It has since been retrofitted for retail usage.

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ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 8:52 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.

ChrisB on October 21, 2014 at 11:59 pm

March 6, 1951 photo here (zoom in):

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 4, 2018 at 8:24 pm

Boxoffice of March 30, 1959, reported that H. A. Greenlin, operator of the Avenue Theatre, had reopened the Garden Theatre with Spanish language films. Several Latin American live performers and a feature film made up the opening program.

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