Movies 4

109 Auditorium Place,
Lafayette, LA 70503

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Center Cinema - Lafayette, LA

Named after the Oil Center district of the town. The Center Cinema was located at the corner of Auditorium Place and South College Road, across the street from the municipal auditorium. It was opened by Ogden Theatres on October 20, 1966 with Omar Sharif in “Doctor Zhivago”. It was equipped to screen both 35mm and 70mm films on its 50 feet wide screen.

On September 16, 1971 a second screen was added and on November 21, 1979 a third screen was added. It was later renamed Movies 4. It was closed in 1998.

Contributed by Ken Roe

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rivest266
rivest266 on March 28, 2019 at 2:38 pm

This opened on October 20th, 1966 as the Center Cinema with only one screen showing roadshow movies.

Center Cinema openingCenter Cinema opening Wed, Oct 19, 1966 – 22 · The Daily Advertiser (Lafayette, Louisiana) · Newspapers.com

rivest266
rivest266 on March 30, 2019 at 10:11 am

2 screens on September 16th, 1971 and three on November 21st, 1979. Grand opening ads posted.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 4, 2019 at 3:30 pm

Reopened as Dollar Cinema on December 20th, 1985. 4 screens in 1986. more to come.

rivest266
rivest266 on April 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Closed in 1998.

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