Regal Cinemas has announced that The Cinebarre Canal Place, previously named The Theaters of Canal Place, will cease operations this Thursday, May 23.
"While we are sorry that Regal (Cinemas) will be leaving Canal Place, we recognize this as an opportunity to reimagine the third level and continue to focus on making our center the best destination for both our local customers and NOLA visitors," said Shops at Canal Place general manager Lisa Manzella in a statement.
Only two movie theaters, the Prytania and the Broad Theater, now remain in Orleans Parish. What will occupy the space next remains to be seen, if it even remains a theater.
After spending years as the Canal Place Cinema, locally owned Southern Theaters took over for Landmark Theaters and began a $4 million renovation, modernizing the cinematic experience, adding a dine-in option for moviegoers, and eventually expanding into neighboring space to add four screens.
It was named The Theaters at Canal Place in May of 2010 and struggled to draw audiences in the ensuing years, leading to its purchase in 2017 by Regal Cinemas.