August 8, 2015

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea at the Prytania, New Orleans

New Orelans’ historic cinema the Prytania Theatre will present Walt Disney’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) on August 7, 8, 9, and 12, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday, as part of the “Prytania Kids Series”.

The movie will begin at 10 am each morning, introduced by Rene Brunet, owner of the historic Prytania. Brunet is acknowledged as an expert on film, as well as a New Orleans theater historian – and instantly recognizable in his "movie necktie".

Ticket prices are $5.75 for all ages for the matinee screening. Tickets may be purchased at the cinema box office. Tickets may also be purchased online through the Prytania website. A nominal fee will be charged for online purchases.

The Prytania Theatre is located at 5339 Prytania Street, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Parking is available on the streets near the cinema.

For more information, please call (504) 891-2787.

In late 1944, Peter Lorre went on a “house act” tour of the east coast. For two months, he appeared on the stages of the largest downtown movie theaters and performed a dramatic spot titled “The Man with the Head of Glass”, written specially for him by Frank Wilson. During the week of Oct. 12, the St. Charles in New Orleans was his penultimate stop.

In the lobby of the Prytania, which opened in 1914 and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary, are photos of many New Orleans movie theaters. The St. Charles may be among them. And if not, perhaps Mr. Brunet has a story or two to tell about that cinema. . . .

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