New Orleans movie buffs have a new theater to visit with the opening of The Broad Theater at 636 N. Broad St (just off Orleans Avenue and the Lafitte Greenway).
The tentative opening date for the Mid-City theater is March 4, pending final acquisition of the necessary permits. The opening films include Danish Oscar nominee for Best Foreign Film A War, and Mustang, the French nominee in the same category. One of the theater’s four auditoriums will be devoted to live performances.
While the film programming looks to be primarily of the art house variety, the website (www.thebroadtheater.com) indicates that mainstream and throwback offerings will be available, too. The Tina Fey comedy Whiskey Tango Foxtrot is listed as coming soon. Themed double features are also planned — the first will be Spaceballs (1987) and Galaxy Quest (1999).
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for military, seniors and children. $8 matinee prices are available for any show before 5:30 on weekends. There is an on-site bar with a variety of beers, wines and spirits. There is also limited parking in a surface lot, as well as a bicycle rack.