Movies to return to Chalmette, LA
CHALMETTE, LA — Seventeen feet of water, as a result of Hurricane Katrina, destroyed the only movie house in St. Bernard Parish five years ago – the Chalmette Cinema 9. A new theater is being constructed at the site, a six-screener to be opened in June and operated by the South Louisiana Entertainment Group.
The new theater will feature stadium seating in all six of its auditoriums, with one of them boasting a 3-D-compatable digital projector, according to company spokesman Wendeslaus Schulz.
Seats, screens and projection equipment still must be installed in the building, which was stripped down to the structural steel and which has been under construction for several weeks in The Mall shopping center. If everything goes according to plan, however, the new Chalmette Cinema is expected to open by June 18, in time for the release of Disney’s 3-D “Toy Story 3.”
The full story is in the Times-Picayune.