Pat Theater

Lafayette, LA 70501

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The Pat Theater opened in the late-1940’s.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Egostomus on September 22, 2009 at 7:03 am

This was in fact a Quonset Hut. I remember running my hands against the outside walls after we had parked and were walking to the theater. There were Quarters inset into each of the front doors just above the key holes.

I saw many films in that place, but the only one that comes to mind is The Flight of the Lost Balloon. They actually issued each film- goer a pretend air-sickness pill as you entered the auditorium!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 6, 2009 at 7:20 pm

FEB. 26 1970 the manager was PAUL PIERRET who trained there and was later moved up the ladder to the new WESTWOOD theatre when it opened. DALTON BOUTIN took over the PAT THEATRE.
See WESTWOOD theatre for more info.From BOXOFFICE APRIL 26 1970.

MackGibson on October 13, 2017 at 4:17 am

I grew up several blocks from the Pat. We were allowed to ride our bikes there for Saturday matinees. I don’t think kids enjoy that kind of freedom any more. Too bad. It’s little things like this that prepared us for bigger challenges to come. RIP Pat theater. Thanks for the memories.

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