Lakeside Cinemas

3301 Veterans Memorial Boulevard,
Metairie, LA 70002

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Lakeside Cinemas

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Coate on August 13, 2009 at 6:23 pm

“Star Wars” during its original 1977 release played a 26-week engagement at this theater.

canyontide on September 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm

Man, the memories I have from the old Lakeside Cinema..spent a lot of time there back in the 70’s! Also, the lakeside theater across the street on Vets..the Joys Panarama 6 on Airline, an the Joys 8 on Vets in Kenner….boy, do I miss those day! Who remembers the old drive in on Vets??

canyontide on September 27, 2010 at 6:56 pm

Ok, I made a wasn’t the Joys was the Cinema City 6 :)

jaybee7414 on July 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I started going there a lot in the early-mid 80’s. I lived in Gretna, but like partying in Fat City, so I’d get loaded before the 7 or 7:30 movie and afterwards just walk across the street and start a tour of the Fat City bars. I first went to the theater in August of 1982 to watch Rocky 3.

In ‘82 I was 26.

jaybee7414 on November 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Amazing that there is no picture of this theater.

nolaboy70 on March 4, 2015 at 8:32 pm

Hey, ya’ll. I came upon this site b/c I was remeniscing about the good ole days growing up in Kenner/Metairie way back in the 70’s and 80’s. I posted a couple of pics for ya’ll to enjoy. I saw so many movies back then, my most memorable was Rocky I and Carrie at Lakeside theater #1.

Jvmills on December 19, 2015 at 9:14 am

I used to work at this theater back in 1975-76. I was a parking lot attendant with a friend of mine. The films I saw…a LOT. Sound of Music, Westworld and many others. Sad this one is gone!

BillyShores18 on June 12, 2016 at 3:54 pm

Actually there were two Lakeside Theatres the other is across the street from the mall owned Cobb Theatres each screen housed in four different buildings while the General Cinema version was in between Winn Dixie now demolished and the JCPenney parking garage Cinemas 1-3 which was built first while other two screens 4&5 building came later around 1970’s in 1986 my brother , mother , and I saw Howard the duck in the first building a couple of weeks later in the other building we saw the animated Transformers the Movie .serval other movies afterwards and I myself used to go there on Mondays when I worked a split shift at Red Lobster from 1998-2000 a saw multiple movies there two theatres closed the one by the mall along with the Winn Dixie were demolished to add more space for the mall the other theatre and the car dealership next door was also demolished to make way for Whole Foods Market then the AMC Palace Theatre 12 screen stadium seating theatre on top of the food court in 2002.

SwelteringChill on May 3, 2018 at 2:10 am

There seems to be some confusion here regarding the difference between Lakeside Theatre and Lakeside Cinema… The pics above are from Lakeside Theatre, which as others have mentioned, was located on Vets near where Whole Foods is now.. I saw more movies than i can count there, but among the ones that stand out are ET, Poltergeist, Terms of Endearment, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (which i sat through twice in a row).. Lakeside Cinema was located at the mall, and I can remember seeing Airplane there, as well as The Rescuers, Modern Problems, Star Wars and the first movie i can ever remember seeing in a theater — Grease. Haven’t been to a movie in years,and not even sure where one would go to see one these days, besides maybe Canal Place downtown.

jaybee7414 on August 18, 2020 at 4:54 am

When did Lakeside Theater open? I know Lakeside Cinema right at the mall opened in August 1967 (the same day Oakwood Cinema in Gretna opened).

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