The Broad Theater
One of the newest theaters in the city, The Broad Theater quickly became a local favorite, in part because it has created more than a theater space. It’s also a gathering spot for residents of the neighborhood, who are drawn to its cozy lobby area, which has comfortable seating, a bar, and a pop-up restaurant that serves Filipino cuisine. They even host a happy hour from 4–6 p.m. and standard candy and popcorn snacks are also available. One of the coolest things about this theater is that the staff accommodates their audiences’ requests and frequently hosts independent or foreign films that aren’t being screened elsewhere in the city. The Broad Theater is also supportive of local filmmakers and they are one of the destinations at the annual New Orleans Film Festival, as well as other small film fests.