Delta Theatre

111 N. 3rd Street,
Monroe, LA 71201

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Styles: Streamline Moderne

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Delta Theatre

All seats in the Delta Theatre were on one floor with no balcony. It was the last downtown theatre built in Monroe, LA. The seating capacity is approximately 600, with the late model opera chairs and with a floor that inclines from the rear to the stage.

Walls are artistically decorated, the stage expansive. Two huge columns of lighting are placed at either side of the stage which are completely equipped with late fluorescent globes. Prices were 9 cents and 15 cents. The pictures shown will be of the highest order but in some cases will be a second run.

A church group used the Delta for a few years before its final closure.

Contributed by Howard Jackson

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celloman on June 13, 2007 at 4:12 am

The Delta was at 115 N. 3rd St. in Monroe, LA. Opened Jan. 17, 1942 and closed 1966.

celloman on June 13, 2007 at 9:51 pm

The theatre has been vacant for the last 30 years. Now demolition has finally started due to the roof falling in.

The last movies we saw at the Delta was “Splendor In The Grass” with Warren Beaty and “Fanny” with Leslie Caron and Maurice Chevalier. Most always there was a double feature unless it was a special like “The Ten Commandments”.

celloman on July 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Things are slowly happening at the Delta. The old roof was about 80% gone and now a new roof is on. All the old decorations on the walls and trash on the floor has been cleaned out. Everything has been torn out except they left the projection booth. Possibly this means that maybe someday it might be a theatre again. The marquee has been redone and painted however the front of the theatre is sealed off with a pull down door. Being a theatre nut, I saw all this in a crack in the back door! Will keep you posted.

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