The cream and black tiles glistened and the neon sign spelled out its welcome—it was September 1, 1938 and the new Lafayette Theater, with its modern Art Deco design, was opening! The line stretched down the block as people waited to see Errol Flynn and Olivia deHaviland in “Fours A Crowd.” Over 70 years later, people are still lining up for events at the Lafayette Theater.
Restored to its former glory, the theater provides the opportunity to return to the Hollywood glamour days. It is one of the few Art Deco style buildings in the heart of Lafayette’s historic downtown. The ticket booth, geometric design doors, snack stand, balcony, and original light fixtures allow you to travel back to the golden age of Hollywood. While the theater style seating is still available in the balcony, the main floor is open with an area for tables, chairs, and a bar. Throughout the year visitors have a chance to attend one of many concert events taking place and through the whole month of October, the theater becomes a “Haunted House.” Refreshments are available and include everything from a bag of popcorn, a slice of pizza, to a catered meal, as well as wine, beer, sodas and cocktails.
This nostalgic venue offers a variety of entertainment possibilities for weddings, proms, seminars, concerts, parties, receptions and more. For more information visit their website: www.lafayettetheater.com.