Panorama Theatre

229 Baronne Street,
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Coate on February 16, 2010 at 10:31 am

<<< Decades later, in an attempt to lure away audiences from television, a vast curved screen was installed, and the Strand Theatre became New Orleans' first movie house to screen films in the “Todd A-O” process for several years. >>>

This is correct except that at that time the theater was called the Panorama.

joysmovies on May 25, 2008 at 3:17 pm

In 1937, Joy Houck leased the Strand Theatre and operated it until it closed in 1958. At this time, he re-named the theatre Joy Strand. I remember my father telling me that this was a popular spot for kids to go while playing hookie from school. Here’s a photo of the Joy Strand:
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