Isis Theatre

4515 Dryades Street,
New Orleans, LA 70113

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Previously operated by: Joy's Theaters Inc., Saenger Amusement Company, United Theatres

Firms: Weiss, Dreyfous & Seiferth

Functions: Restaurant

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Opened in the mid-1920’s the Isis Theatre was listed as seating 832. It was located on Dryades Street between Cadiz Street and Jena Street. The theatre was operated by Saenger Amusments, United Theatres and finally Joy Theatres.

The Isis Theatre closed in the early-1950’s.

Any further information on this theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

MrDJDude on February 20, 2010 at 11:02 pm

Building appears to be still standing, but vacant, from the looks of the GM Street View.

MrDJDude on February 20, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Also, it’s “Dryades” Street, not Dyrades.

joysmovies on May 30, 2010 at 11:35 pm

The actual address of the Isis was 1515 Dryades. The name of this portion of this street has been changed to Oretha Castle Haley.
It is, and has been at least since the 70’s, Gloryland Mount Gillion Baptist Church. The building is still there, but the original sign, including the marquee, which was there until Katrina, is gone, replaced by another sign.

notheaters on September 30, 2013 at 10:01 am

Lived and worked (at the Isis) in that neighborhood years ago. Anyone else here who may have old photos of Terpsichore Street or Dryades around the Isis they may be willing to share?

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