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Tiger Theatre

2939 Franklin Ave
New Orleans LA

Closed
Record #25137  
 Opened: November 3, 1950
 Closed: 1980
 Current Use:
 Demolished:
Capacity: 1100 seats
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 Also Known As: Riget, Grit
 Previously operated by: Pittman Theater Company

Located in the Pittman Shopping Center, the Tiger was damaged by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 and reopened that November. After closing on June 24, 1973, it operated as an adult cinema with the name rearranged to "RIGET" and later "GRIT" by yet another operator. The theater closed in 1980 and remained vacant until becoming a church in the late 1990s. The building flooded during Hurricane Katrina, but still stands as of 2012.



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Last featured 11/21/2004. Last edited 12/15/2012.

 
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