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Folly Theatre

2009 Photo from the Scott Neff collection
501 Opelousas Ave
New Orleans LA

Record #12520  
 Opened: November 15, 1915
 Closed: May 31, 1961
 Current Use:
Capacity: 1830 seats
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
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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Last featured 2002-12-27. Last edited 12/15/2012.

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