The long-awaited opening of the Broad Theater—coming to life in a Spanish Mission-style brick-and-stucco building on Broad Street in Mid-City—is finally imminent. The theater opens with the Turkish-French film Mustang, which was up for Best Foreign Film at the most recent Academy Awards, on Friday, March 4.
The 12,000-square-foot theater, which will emphasize independent, foreign, and regionally made films, includes four screens with 65 to 125 seats each. Beer and wine will be available in the lobby, with a full food menu to come. Movie tickets will be $10.
The building itself was in poor condition when the owners got ahold of it, and over the years it was a "a charity bingo hall, a boat shop, a plumbing supply company and the House of Champions boxing gym, among other businesses," according to a feature on the theater in this week's Gambit.