Kenilworth Cinema

6760 Morrison Road,
New Orleans, LA 70126

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Previously operated by: Ogden-Perry Theatres, Inc

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Kenilworth Cinema

The Kenilworth Cinema was opened as a single screen by Ogden-Perry Theatres, Inc. on August 13, 1969. It was twinned in the mid-1970’s. Ogden-Perry divested itself of the theatre in 1982. It closed in 1991 due to problems with the roof.

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Norman Plant
Norman Plant on January 19, 2014 at 8:39 pm

As of January 2014 this theater was still standing, as my pictures would attest. It is vacant, however.

Cajundweeb
Cajundweeb on December 22, 2014 at 4:07 am

This cinema’s lobby, for some reason, had a recliner next to the box office where the ticket-taking usher would sit. Most unusual feature I had ever seen in a movie house of any sort.

ximeroni
ximeroni on June 8, 2015 at 11:41 pm

I worked here from Day One, and was present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Vic Schiro. Originally and for many years, the “box-office was located just inside the main door. At first there were tickets and a ticket-taker named Joe. But after about six months a turnstile was installed, eliminating that position. (Joe stayed on part-time doing inventory.) The manager, Earl "Jerry” Perry told us kids: “OK, so the pay isn’t so great ($1.°°/hr.) but you can have all the free popcorn and Cokes you want, and you can let your friends in for free.” Now that’s MY kind of job!

Kenilworth was built as a single-screen neighborhood theatre. There were many reasons for the theatre not succeeding then: the early Seventies was not the best time for the movie industry, the trend was to multi-screen mega-theaters, and neighborhood theaters were closing up everywhere. Yet we brought in the people! (At least while I was there.) I returned periodical to take in a flick, and it was doing well. I stopped going when they retro-fitted it to a two-screen job, just like they did to the beautiful Sænger in downtown New Orleans

BillyShores18
BillyShores18 on September 22, 2018 at 4:51 pm

My first movie I saw at this theatre was Gremlins back in 1984.

BillyShores18
BillyShores18 on December 11, 2020 at 8:22 am

Was the theatre was also owned by Golden Crest Theatres

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