Prytania Theatre celebrates 100 years


THIS NEWSCAST ON A BLACK AND WHITE TELEVISION SET. YOU LIKELY DON’T PLAY YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC ON A TURNTABLE. AND THERE’S “NO WAY” YOU’RE GOING TO SEE A MOVIE AT A THEATER WITH JUST ONE SCREEN. UNLESS OF COURSE, YOU’RE HEADED TO THE PRYTANIA –THE ONLY SINGLE SCREEN THEATER IN THE STATE. IT TURNS 100 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR AND ALL NEW AT FOUR, WDSU’S SUSAN ISAACS HAS THE CENTURY-OLD STORY, FROM THE MAN WHO’S BEEN AROUND NEARLY AS LONG, HIMSELF! STEP INSIDE THE PRYTANIA THEATRE AND THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE IS THE SMELL OF FRESH POPCORN THE CLASSIC MOVIE FEEL .. AND IF YOU’RE LUCKY YOU’LL MEET THIS GUY, RENE BURNET. 52:35 I grew up in the theater as a little boy and when I got to be a little older I started working in the theater 52:41and I been in it ever since.52:46 HE HAS A FEW THINGS IN COMMON WITH THE PRYTANIA.. HE’S PART OWNER OF THE PLACE AND HE’S BEEN AROUND FOR ALMOST AS LONG AS IT HAS. RENE IS 93, AND THIS YEAR THE PYRTANIA TURNS 100. 56:46 i feel like i’m host to a party everyday and every night.56:52 BRUNET WAS AT THAT AGE WHEN MOST OTHERS WOULD BE KICKING BACK, ENJOYING RETIREMENT. WHEN HE TOOK CONTROL HERE IN THE 1990’S… AND HE’S KEPT IT IN THE FAMILY EVER SINCE. HIS SON, ROBERT, WAS ALSO RAISED IN MOVIE THEATERS, AND NOW HANDLES EVERYDAY OPERATIONS OF THE PRYTANIA. 58:57 i use to follow him around as a kid at all the theaters that we had 59:00 IN IT’S HUNDRED YEARS THE THEATER HAS BEEN THROUGH A FEW FIRES, FLOODS AND A NUMBER OF OWNERS… AND YET IT STILL STANDS AT THE CORNER OF PRYTANIA STREET AND LEONTINE. THE “ONLY” SINGLE THEATRE MOVIE HOUSE LEFT IN LOUISIANA. ROBERT BRUNET SAYS, SUCCESS COMES BY KNOWING WHAT MOVIE-GOERS “HERE” WANT. 02:27 my family being 100 years in this industry we really cater to the new orleans clientele 02:35 PEOPLE LIKE RALPH CADOW. HE’S BEEN COMING TO THE CLASSIC MOVIE SHOWINGS ON WEDNESDAYS AND SUNDAYS FOR YEARS. HE COMPARES IT TO THE ONE’S IN EUROPE. 09:28 i lived in Paris for a long time and i lived in the Latin quarter of paris and the have a lot of small movies that play a lot of classic movies. 09:37 IT ISN’T JUST KNOWN FOR IT CLASSIC FILMS THOUGH. 13:23 the prytania theatre also has a reputation of being haunted, especially at its midnight showings on fridays and saturdays.13:30 04:06 most of them are horror movies or 80s movies 04:12 something that’s geared towards teenagers 4:14 we do rocky horror picture once a month 4:16 THE EXACT DATE THE PRYTANIA TURNS 100 IS DECEMBER 20. UNTIL THEN, THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AT THE PRYTANIA. it’s a family theatre AND, NO DOUBT, THERE WILL BE SOMETHING “AFTER,” AS WELL. ON YOUR SIDE IN UPTOWN NEW ORLEANS, SUSAN ISAACS WDSU NEWS. TO CELEBRATE THE PRYTANIA’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THERE WILL BE A DOCUMENTARY SHOWING AND A BLOCK PARTY. NEW AT FOUR, HOUMA POLICE HAVE

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