Westgate Drive-In

8843 Veterans Memorial Boulevard,
Metairie, LA 70003

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Westgate Drive-In

The Westgate Drive-In was opened in 1966. Now Academy Sports Apparel.

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MichaelKilgore
MichaelKilgore on November 4, 2019 at 8:10 am

The April 6, 1966 issue of Motion Picture Exhibitor, AKA the 1966 Theatre Catalog, had a full page on the Westgate. The photos have already been uploaded, and here’s some of the text:

The new 2,000 car Westgate Drive-In, a show place for drive-in entertainment in New Orleans, boasts a 135 ft. wide screen, distinctive sign, and six-lane boxoffice which allows easy traffic flow and spacious drives leading to well lighted lamp entrances. …

Illuminated aisles show the way to the impressive concession area, which uses colorful formica counters, wood paneling and wrought iron railings to create an attractive, French quarter mood.

Ballantyne’s Ed Nelson drew plans for the Westgate for Mrs. Stella Landaiche, owner. Local contractor was James Hoffa.

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