Charles I-II-III in Lake Charles soon to be demolished

posted by CSWalczak on February 3, 2011 at 7:45 am

LAKE CHARLES, LA — When it opened in 1970, the Charles Theatre, later the Charles I-II-II, was a model of modern suburban single screen theater design. It closed in 2006 after it survived a battering by Hurricane Katrina and a subsequent tornado, ending its movie exhibition days as a discount house. It will soon only be a memory, as demolition preparations are underway.

It’s a landmark that brings back memories for many if not most long time residents of Lake Charles— the Charles Cinema. When it was first built it was what local preservationist AdleyCormier calls the “first suburban style movie house” and an early version of a multi-plex movie house with three screens showing three different movies at one time.

A story with video is here.

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Comments (2)

CSWalczak on February 3, 2011 at 9:59 am

Correction: The Charles I-II-III survived a battering by Hurricane Rita in 2005; it was unaffected by Katrina.

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