Hollywood Theatre

225 Newton Street,
Gretna, LA 70053

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Previously operated by: Saenger Amusement Company

Architects: Charles A. Favrot, Louis A. Livaudais

Firms: Favrot & Livaudais

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The Hollywood Theatre was open as early as 1930 and could accomodate 520 patrons. It was part of the Saenger Amusement Co. The theatre closed in 1951 and was later demolished.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 7, 2014 at 9:44 pm

The Hollywood Theatre in Gretna was completely rebuilt in 1933 after the original house was destroyed by a fire. New Orleans architects Favrot & Livaudais designed the new theater, according to the September 23, 1933, issue of Motion Picture Herald.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

Louis A. Livaudais died in 1932, so I don’t know if he had anything to do with designing this 1933 project, but apparently the firm’s name remained unchanged. Much earlier in their careers, Favrot & Livaudais had designed the Rapides Opera House in Alexandria, Louisiana, which house was later renamed the Paramount Theatre. Charles Allen Favrot’s son, Henri Mortimer Favrot, later became a partner in the firm of Favrot & Reed, who designed at least three theaters.

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