Do you and your family still celebrate the holidays with a trip to the movie theater? Pictured above is a program from
December 30, 1940
, featuring films to be shown at two theaters in Plaquemine, Osage Theatre and Theatre Wilbert.
Theatre Wilbert was opened in 1918. It was four stories tall and an architectural masterpiece. It was first used as an opera house, but when interest in opera waned, it transformed into a picture house that aired both silent films and the talkies.
Osage Theatre was opened in the late 1930s. It was designed with the best sound and picture quality of the time. On the morning of September 14, 1945, Osage Theatre caught fire from a short to a popcorn machine. However, it was rebuilt in 1947.
Both theaters eventually closed in the 1950s.
This program is currently not on display, but is stored in our collection.