Happy Land Theater

3126 Burgundy Street,
New Orleans, LA 70117

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Happy Land 2012

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All I really know about this theater is that it opened sometime in the early 20th century and remained open off and on until the 1950’s. Before Katrina it was some type of warehouse. Today, it stands vacent and in disepair.

Contributed by Barry Marion

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 16, 2009 at 7:54 pm

A Moller organ opus 4035 size 2/6 was installed in the Happy Land Theater in 1924 so it dates back at least to 1924.

BigEasyBarry
BigEasyBarry on August 19, 2009 at 5:56 pm

Here’s a pic of the Happy Land taken in August 2009.
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jeffmattsson
jeffmattsson on November 21, 2009 at 9:29 am

I possess a copy of the surveyor’s sketch dated April 21, 1924, which shows two small structures on the site of this theater. The one bearing the address 3130-32 is marked as “Happyland Pictureshow”. I’m guessing this drawing was made in preparation for the constuction of the current larger building named Happyland…

jeffmattsson
jeffmattsson on February 17, 2010 at 6:33 am

Chuck1231-
From where do you get the date of 1961? Do you have access to any further information? According to my (limited)research, this theater probably closed in 1957/8. I also possess proof that it was the “Happyland Thriftstore” in 1961. In response to Barry Marion’s post, it is certainly far from abandoned, although the term “in disrepair” does currently fit.

Gregtheleo
Gregtheleo on December 1, 2010 at 7:38 am

A neighbor of mine purchased this property shortly after Katrina. I managed to get a tour of the place. At that time(2006)the stage was still intact and there was a HUGE speaker hanging over it. I saw some minor stenciling on ceiling directly behind the big sliding doors on the front indicating this was most likely the lobby.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 10, 2011 at 5:42 pm

United opened their Happyland On March 24th, 1940

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