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Circle Theatre

1709 N Galvez St
New Orleans LA

Demolished 1990
Record #30239  
 Opened: September 27, 1939
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: 1990
Capacity: 1800 seats
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 Previously operated by: Jadel Theaters, United Theaters, Lazarus Independent Theatres

Built in a predominantly black neighborhood, the Circle opened with segregated seating; 580 seats on the floor and 900 seats in the balcony. It was desegregated in 1971 when Rene Brunet Jr took over operation in December of that year. After closing as a theater, the Circle was home to a bingo hall until its demolition on December 11, 1990.



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Last featured 10/12/2008. Last edited 12/14/2012.

 
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