Carrollton Theater

4710 S. Carrollton Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70118

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MaddCoww on November 2, 2016 at 5:02 pm

My recollection of the Carrollton was as a revival house in the seventies. Maybe it later showed porn, but not for long.

WTKFLHN on February 17, 2015 at 4:44 pm

Th Carrollton operated as a revival house in the 1970’s. I can remember taking my wife to see “the Harvey Girls”, and “The Toast of New Orleans” with Mario Lanza back then. This was before the advent of cable tv.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Mary Lou Widmer’s New Orleans in the Thirties says that the Carrollton Theatre opened in 1936, replacing an earlier house of the same name that had burned in 1935. The original Carrollton was in operation by 1916, when it was mentioned in the February 26 issue of The Moving Picture World.

Cajundweeb on December 21, 2014 at 11:01 pm

Through much of the 1970s, this theatre showed a lot of porn. It is now the home of a JenCare clinic for senior citizens. The banquet hall closed after Katrina.

ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Announcing a book about New Orleans Movie Theaters

The History of the Neighborhood Theaters in New Orleans
is being written by 89-year-old Rene Brunet, the dean of the motion picture industry in Louisiana, and New Orleans historian and preservationist Jack Stewart. The 160-page,coffee table book will be released in November and is being published by Arthur Hardy Enterprises, Inc. Attention will be focused on 50 major neighborhood and downtown theaters, culled from a list of nearly 250 that have dotted the cityâ€\s landscape since the first “nickelodeon” opened in 1896 at 626 Canal Street. The book will be divided by neighborhoods and will open with a map and a narrative about each area. Each major theater will feature “then and now” photographs, historic information, and a short series of quotes from famous New Orleanians and from regular citizens who will share their recollections.
We are trying to acquire memorabilia and additional photos of this theater for this publication. (deadline July 1.) You will be credited in the book and receive a free autographed copy if we publish the picture that you supply. Please contact Arthur Hardy at or call 504-913-1563 if you can help.

spectrum on February 11, 2010 at 12:35 am

From the website listed above in the 1st comment, the Carrolton is now a banquet hall. It appears it is now back in business after Katrina. Looks quite nice inside and I can see the shape of the original auditorium. Nice decor, almost better than when it was a cinema.