Movies 8

143 Gause Boulevard West,
Slidell, LA 70458

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Owned by O'Neil Theatres. No further information on why they closed from their website.

Contributed by Dave Bonan

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pbubny
pbubny on March 21, 2007 at 10:21 am

There were a few theatres along the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Mississippi that were hit hard by Katrina and never reopened. This may be one of them.

ahollis
ahollis on June 16, 2007 at 4:56 am

The Movies 8 started life as a twin theatre in the early 1970’s. Over the next decade, the operator would acquire adjacent space and add a screen or two until the theatre became an eight-plex. This led to a long horizontal lobby.
The theatre operated successfully until Gulf States Theatres built a new stadium theatre in Hammond, LA, 20 miles to the west in 2000. Hurricane Katrina hit the area in August of2004 and the theatre sustained substantial damage. It was able to open three of the auditoriums and operate until the opening of the Grand 16 theatre in December of 2006 at which time it closed.

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