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Prytania Theatres Gear Up for Film Fanatic Weekend: Horror, Burlesque, & More

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Prytania Theatre, the oldest single-screen theater in Louisiana, has lots in store for film fans this weekend. Their flagship location located in Uptown New Orleans at 5339 Prytania Street as well as their larger venue at 333 Canal Street located inside Canal Place has lots in store this weekend for film lovers. Get the details on what’s coming up below! 

Overlook Film Festival – prytania uptown and canal place

Starting tonight through Sunday, April 7th, Overlook Film Festival, a 4-day celebration of all things horror, taking over both Prytania locations. 

Films showcased this year include CUCKOO, ABIGAIL, The Beyond, Blackout, Dead Mail, I Saw the TV Glow, Look into my Eyes, and more. View this year’s full film list here. Individual film tickets are also available to purchase if you don’t have a festival pass.

The inaugural Overlook Film Festival was held in 2017 at the Timberline Lodge in Mount Hood, Oregon. The Timberline will be familiar to film fans. It was the exterior of The Overlook Hotel in Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 masterpiece The Shining. In 2018, the festival moved to New Orleans. Although (like every other festival across the globe) it was interrupted by the pandemic, the festival now appears to be in The Big Easy to stay.

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Carol Doda Topless at the Condor – Prytania Uptown

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Prytania Uptown, experience a revealing documentary and live burlesque performances. A daring young woman ignites the flame of the 1960s sexual revolution and becomes an international icon and symbol of sexual liberation in CAROL DODA TOPLESS AT THE CONDOR, from directors Marlo McKenzie and Jonathan Parker. The film is We accompanied by three nights of captivating performances from New Orleans’ finest legends: Kitten N Lou, Jeez Loueez, Aria dela Noche, and Mamie Dame. 


Carol Doda Topless at the Condor New Orleans

Overlook Film Festival Post-Party on opening and closing night – generations Hall

This Thursday and Saturday night, Overlook Film Fest, Prytania and Generations Hall partner together for two killer post-parties.

On Thursday: INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE with performances by Figure – 13th anniversary of Monster series, plus special guest performer LadyBEAST. GET TICKETS HERE.

Figure Prytania

On Saturday: Overlook Film Festival Presents the 3rd annual closing night HALLOWEEN PARTY featuring New Orleans artist Boyfriend with members of The Revivalists, plus a special guest performance from The Unnaturals! GET TICKETS HERE.

Boyfriend Overlook FIlm Fest

Them! – 70th Anniversary – prytania uptown

On Sunday, April 7th at 10am, Warner’s 1954 sci-fi/horror classic Them!, the first and best of the “big bug” movies that swarmed theaters during the early post-World War II Atomic Age hits Prytania Uptown. The earliest atomic tests in New Mexico cause common ants to mutate into giant man-eating monsters that threaten civilization. Check out the trailer from 1954 below!




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