2009 Photo from the Scott Neff collection
501 Opelousas Ave|
New Orleans LA
|Record #12520 |
Opened: November 15, 1915|
Closed: May 31, 1961
Capacity: 1830 seats|
Current Organ: none
| Also Known As: Foto's Folly|
| Previously operated by: United Theaters|
Information for this tour was contributed by Michael J Rouillier.
(On the corner of Opelousas and Nunez St.)
Foto's Folly predates any other theater in the Algiers section of New Orleans. Constructed before the Depression, the Folly was host to live stage acts, motion pictures as well as numerous major political events. Closed by the 1950's, this large wooden theater is currently being used as a Baptist Church. The structure is in pristine condition, but the marque and external stairs to the balcony have been removed.
The Folly is located within blocks of the Abalon and Algy theaters. The Abalon, Algy and Folly have all been externally restored, but are no longer used as movie theaters.
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November 2009 photos from the Scott Neff collection.
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