Galleria 8

One Galleria Boulevard,
Metairie, LA 70001

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June 3rd, 1987 grand opening ad

Located in Metairie’s gorgeous skyscraper, the AMC Galleria 8 was a favorite destination for Jefferson Parish locals who enjoyed the cinema from its opening on June 3, 1987, to its closing in the late-1990’s.

Contributed by Jeff Boudreaux

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CSWalczak
CSWalczak on May 18, 2010 at 10:21 am

I went there once, sometime in the early 1990s; yes, the highrise building it was in was (and is) rather striking, but beyond that, it was rather unremarkable as a cinema, a typical AMC multiplex of the late 1980s. The building is right on I-10, not far from the airport, in a big cluster of chain restaurants and hotels. There was not all much in the building other than the theater in terms of restaurants, stores, and other retail, and to call the shopping area a galleria struck me as rather an exaggeration.

rivest266
rivest266 on August 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

June 3rd, 1987 grand opening ad has been uploaded. It very rare to have an cinema on an upper floor of an office building. The only other example is the Capitol 3 in Yellowknife, NWT. It closed in 2002 when AMC bought out the Gulf States Palaces cinemas.

DWP
DWP on September 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm

The first six floors are the parking garage.

BillyShores18
BillyShores18 on May 3, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Originally it was suppose to bigger with five towers and a Embassy Suites Hotel there back in 1986 however 30 years I when there to see both Beetlejuice and Poltergeist III respectively. It was a nice theatre back then .

BillyShores18
BillyShores18 on May 3, 2018 at 10:52 pm

Correction I was referring to the year 1988.

rugman1969
rugman1969 on June 29, 2018 at 5:34 pm

I loved going to this theater. I believe it took up the 7 and 8 floors. It was a large theater for its time. Wonderful memories.

StanMalone
StanMalone on June 30, 2018 at 4:18 am

The first comment by CSWalzcak describes exactly another AMC Galleria 8 and the so called shopping mall / office building it was located in. That one, located just outside Atlanta opened a couple of years earlier than this one and closed about the same time. It’s life span was surprisingly short considering the fact that for several years it was the top grossing theater in the region despite getting little foot traffic from the building.

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