Algy Theater

446 Vallette Street,
New Orleans, LA 70114

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Algy Theater

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The Algy was/is located in the Algiers section of New Orleans on the west bank. It was a classic neighborhood theater with the classic 1940s style and projection equipment.

This vintage theater did not have air-conditioning, which was an issue in the hot and humid climate of New Orleans.

I personally toured the closed theater, and most of the projection booth was left untouched. (The two projectors were not intact, but all the other equipment was still installed.)

This property is currently being used as a studio/shop for a glass blower. This is a must see for any tour of the Algiers theater district.

Contributed by Michael J. Rouillier

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RoadsideArchitecture.com
RoadsideArchitecture.com on May 27, 2010 at 4:06 am

According to this website, the Algy opened in 1940 — which seems more in-line with the building design:
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ArthurHardy
ArthurHardy on June 11, 2010 at 8:12 pm

Announcing a book about New Orleans Movie Theaters

THEREâ€\S ONE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
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 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.
YOUR HELP IS NEEDED
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.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on July 31, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Beautiful theatre,agilitynut.

David
David on November 18, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I grew up in Algiers Point in the mid 1950s thru 1978 and had gone The Algy many times before it closed. The lack of A/C never bothered me. I lived in the neighborhood of only a few blocks away. The other movie theatres in Aklgiers I went to was the Abalon and the Fotos Follies right down the street from the Albalon.

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