Theatres at Canal Place

333 Canal Street,
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Cajundweeb on December 21, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Summary of status:

NO MINORS, PERIOD because of alcohol permits. Independent and arthouse flicks shown. Moderately expensive.

ajtarantex on August 12, 2014 at 8:42 am

According to there website it says 8 screens .

Johnny23 on September 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

every time i’ve ever been to this theater, i vow to never go back. unfortunately, it’s the easiest theater in the new orleans metro area for me to get to. before the renovations of the last few years, accommodations were fairly sparse and uncomfortable, but it was the only local theater where one could see indie/arthouse/foreign flicks. since the renovations, seating is a lot more comfortable, but there are problems. programming is about a 50/50 split between indie stuff and mainstream hollywood blockbusters. the highly touted fine-dining atmosphere comes with issues. ticket prices are very steep compared to other theaters. there is no longer a concession stand, so all food and beverage sales are handled by a wait staff; this means that there is a constant parade of people walking through the aisles and in front of the screen during the feature. moreover, in the dozens of times i have been to this theater, not once has my food/drink order come without a hitch: they bring me the wrong order, or bring my order to another patron, or forget to bring the entire order. on one occasion, they never brought my order to me at all, and i had to demand my money back after the movie was over. don’t get me wrong, the accommodations are very nice, but if this is the price i have to pay for comfortable seating, i’d much rather go to a sticky-floored grindhouse.

Messer00 on August 4, 2012 at 1:06 am

My Sister used to go there(before she moved…before 2010) the type of theater it was she said to me once was “people could smoke at one time” and it was “Alternitive or Indie-like” she has not been to it after 2010 so has no comment. I however never went untill 2012. I saw Moonrise Kingdom there. It was nothing like what my sister said. Instead I could order a plate of hummus and bread, min water. people that would guid me personaly to my seat (witch i could reserve in advance) and to the Restroom (not johns or lu’s the place is too high end maybe Powerroom)I love it but would be able to see every movie there because of cost (parking $15, ticket $12 and then food (prices ranging from 6 dollars(candy) to 19 dollars food. Win and alchol are serve for patrines over 21.

CSWalczak on January 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

The Theatres at Canal Place will soon be adding four additional screens:

CSWalczak on May 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Landmark no longer operates this theater. It is now under the management of Southern Theatres which will be re-opening it on May 26 as the Theatres at Canal Place; the number of screens will now be five, and patrons must be over 18, due to the addition of bar and café service. In addition, the floor plan has been changed, the projection will be digital, the seats have been upgraded and the rows now better spaced. Story here: View link

The new official website is:

CSWalczak on October 8, 2009 at 2:47 pm

This theater is now operated by Southern Theaters, LLC. The original four screens are open. Based on the films listed as of today, art house programming still seems to be in effect. Website:
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chitchatjf on September 23, 2009 at 7:23 pm

Under new management:
Arthouse is out
Coming Spring 2010:
Brand New Luxury 5 Plex
Crystal Clear
All Digital Cinema
3D Capabilities
Plush Reclining Leather Seats
Full Service Bar and Lounge
Tasty Upscale Food Service

Bway on April 30, 2009 at 10:46 am

I almost went to this theater to see a movie on a rainy day when I was in New Orleans last year….but we wound up in a bar on Bourbon St instead…. :)

Bway on June 13, 2006 at 6:49 am

I am not sure if this is pre or post Katrina, but it appears the Canal place is actually IN the Wyndam Hotel building:

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Bway on April 16, 2005 at 4:00 pm

I was going to see a movie there when I was last in New Orleans back in February of 2004. It was a rainy day, and we figured it would be a good way to kill some time since it was pouring out, before heading out to Bourbon St later that night. Unfortunately, when I was there, there were some really strange movies in all 4 screens of the theater, so we couldn’t really pick one, so we walked over to Bourbon St early, and were completely drenched by the time we got there…..although a about an hour later we didn’t have a care in the world, as we indulged in all that is “Bourbon St”.

Bway on April 16, 2005 at 3:37 pm

This theater is located just next to the Riverfront, at the foot of Canal St.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 16, 2005 at 3:35 pm

I saw the film “Himalaya” here in August 2001. This seemed to be the only art house in the city and as such must be indispensable.