Bon Marche Twin Cinema

707 Lobdell Boulevard,
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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flhshvlhed on July 21, 2012 at 9:27 am

The young man’s name was James Douglas “Bo” Watkins, Jr. He was a ‘78 or so graduate of Baton Rouge Magnet HS and attending LSU (IIRC). He was a good friend of mine. There’s rarely a time that I haven’t driven by that place, and not thought of him.

WilliamCarroll on February 19, 2012 at 2:49 pm

I remember that the Bon Marche Theatre had an unusual sign out on the curb, much like some Walgreens signs today, where the sign could be lowered in order to change the movie titles, then raised back into place, up high on the pole. Seems that a poor kid who worked there was told to go out and change the sign, and when he attempted to lower it, the enormous, heavy sign slipped off its track, and fell, killing the young man below. Does anyone remember or know any more details of this tragedy?

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Mike Rogers on January 12, 2012 at 3:17 pm

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rivest266 on January 11, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Ads from February 24th, 1972 and August 8th, 1974 has been uploaded here.

GBC on December 1, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I remember standing in a line for two (2) hours to see the second Star Wars film.