Henry Griffin is an Artist in Residence in film at the University of New Orleans. He joins us each month to discuss an aspect of the movie scene in and around New Orleans. This installment? Revival houses, pop-ups, outdoor spaces and other places to see movies besides the major multiplex.
Henry's suggestions for a few places to catch an old film the way it was meant to be seen: in a group audience.
Prytania Theater — showing "Midnight Movies," classics and kids' films
Canal Place — showing occasional revival films and special screenings
New venues and pop-ups:
Indywood — a small art house cinema launched by a brother and sister team
Gasa Gasa — the new music venue on Freret Street also shows movies from time to time, like the music films curated by DJ Soul Sister
Music festival film add-ons:
French Quarter Festival — showing films at Le Petit Théatre, if you want to take a break from the crowds and the heat
Sync Up Cinema — a side event during the Jazz and Heritage Festival, showing documentaries and local films