It's a step closer towards normalcy for Crescent City movie buffs because Mid-City's The Broad Theater announced it would reopen this Wednesday, April 28, 2021.
The theater, located on 636 N. Broad St., closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, then reopened with limited capacity in June before closing again in early December. The theater's outdoor venue, the Broadside, remained open.
In an Instagram post, the Broad announced its reopening would feature a slate of the following films: Mortal Kombat (2021), Sister Tempest (by local filmmaker Joe Badon), the anime film Demon Slayer, and the Swedish absurdist comedy A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence.
The reopening comes as this May appears to feature the most active Hollywood release slate since the pandemic began, with the big-screen debuts of the Jason Statham/Guy Ritchie crime film Wrath of Man (May 7), the Angelina Jolie thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead (May 14), Chris Rock's Saw spinoff Spiral (May 14), the romantic comedy Finding You (May 14), A Quiet Place Part II (May 28), and Cruella featuring Emma Stone (May 28).
Get vaccinated and support your local movie theaters. For more information, visit thebroadtheater.com.