Oak Cinema 8

15365 George O'Neal Road,
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

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fred1 on August 23, 2016 at 1:31 pm

This theater is closed for renovations. It will reopen on or about November 4, 2016 with reserved seating, luxury recliner seats, new restrooms, new concession stand,self-serve Coca-Cola freestyle machines

jackx on November 25, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Here is a brief history of this theater. It opened in early 1994 as Oak Cinema 8 to cater to citizens of southeast Baton Rouge, an area that did not have a nearby theater. For the first 1-1 ½ years in operation, it aired second-run movies before switching to first-run in July 1995. In September 2002, the owners of the theater closed it for renovation to upgrade it to one with stadium seating and digital sound—doing this because of the planned opening of the Rave Motion Picture Theater a few miles north (which eventually opened in 2003). When it reopened by the 2002 Thanksgiving/Christmas season, it was renamed Grand Cinema, which is what it is called today. The theater has always been locally owned and operated (currently the only O&O in BR) now under the ownership of local company Celebrity Theatres, which also has theaters in Broussard (near Lafayette) and Ruston.