Folly Theatre

501 Opelousas Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70114

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Functions: Church

Previous Names: Foto's Folly Theatre

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Folly Theatre

The Folly Theatre, originally Philip Foto’s Folly Theatre, opened in 1915 in the Algiers section of New Orleans on Opelousas Street. In its early days, the Folly Theatre presented live stage shows and vaudeville in addition to movies, as well as hosting civic events. Its theatrical days ended in the 1950’s, but the former Folly Theatre is wonderfully preserved and in use today as a church.

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spectrum on April 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

Interesting design – a long, narrow and low building – obviously all seating on one level – looks like it could have been a large ballroom originally – there are filled-in windows on the side.

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