Southland Cinema

Daeshawn Armstead Staff The Southland Cinema was opened in 1968 in the Southland Mall in Houma, Louisiana. It was originally a single screen theater but was converted to a twin theater which featured more than one movie screen. The cinema was opened by Gulf States Theatres, an entertainment company located in New Orleans. As the […]

Jet Drive-In

Kelby Toups Staff For more than 40 years, Cut Off, Louisiana, was the home of one of the Bayou Region’s most popular youth hangout spots. Jet Drive-In was a drive-in movie theater built in 1953, founded and owned by Richard ‘Dick’ Guidry and Lefty Cheramie. At the time of the drive-in’s opening, the Korean War […]

Houma Drive-In

Victoria Davis-Abad Staff The Houma Drive-In Theater operated from June 30, 1950 into the 1980s and could accommodate 300 cars, according to the Cinema Treasures website. The theater was owned by the Bijou Amusement Company, a movie theater business headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The drive-in theater closed in 1980 and was replaced with a Thibodaux-based […]