Rice Theatre

323 N. Parkerson Avenue,
Crowley, LA 70526

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 4, 2016 at 3:57 am

Alterations to the Rice Theatre in 1954, most likely related to the installation of CinemaScope, were designed by Lake Charles architect John M. Gabriel.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 4, 2015 at 8:19 am

An article about Crowley’s theaters in the June 16, 2013, issue of The Crowley Post-Signal (PDF here) says that the Rice Theatre had its last show as a movie theater in late October, 1983. The feature was a science fiction movie called Horror Planet (this movie was originally released in the UK in 1981 as Inseminoid.)

Chris1982 on January 28, 2015 at 8:55 am

The Rice Theatre opened on January 31, 1941, with the film “This Thing Called Love” for Southern Amusement Co.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 28, 2011 at 3:04 am

The records of the Lake Charles, Louisiana, architectural firm Dunn & Quinn list many theater projects for the Southern Amusement Company during the 1930s and 1940s. A new theater at Crowley, dated July, 1940, is among them. The theater’s name is not given but it must be the Rice Theatre, as that appears to have been the only new theater built in Crowley in 1940.

SchineHistorian on January 5, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Does anyone know what the INSIDE of this theater looks like? I am heading for New Orleans this weekend and would not mind a little jaunt to Crowley if it is worth seeing. Having a tough time finding info on the internet.