Westside Theatre

64 Westbank Expressway,
Gretna, LA 70053

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jaybee7414 on April 29, 2018 at 10:42 pm

I thought it closed down because no one ever went there. On the day that Rocky 2 opened in 1979 I watched the matinee surrounded by three other customers. Your comment surprises me because the big controversy back then was the nearby Shakey’s pizza place which was an attraction for underage juveniles with fake IDs to purchase beer, get drunk and act like jerks.

DWP on March 24, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Westside Theater was located in Westside Shopping Center South. It, and what was once a supermarket next to it, have been turned into an off-track betting parlor by enclosing the alley between the two.

I went to school with the son of the owners. According to him the theater was shut down because the shopping center didn’t like the ‘crowd’ it attracted.