Indulge in Popcorn and Po’boys at a New Orleans Film Festival

HOW FILM SHAPED THE CULTURE OF NEW ORLEANS AND WHERE TO EXPERIENCE TWO OF THE CITY’S MOST SIGNIFICANT FILM FESTIVALS THIS SPRING

As one of the world’s most famous film production destinations, New Orleans offers experiences for cinephiles of all kinds. From historic movie theaters to world-renowned film festivals, there is plenty of enjoyment for visitors looking to satisfy their food and film cravings.

The Significance of Film on New Orleans Culture

Over the last century, the film industry has impacted New Orleans in many advantageous ways. It is no surprise that the city’s impressive architecture, historic buildings, and southern charm have drawn in film producers from around the world. Some of the most popular movies and shows filmed in the Crescent City include “Streetcar Named Desire,” “Girls Trip,” “American Horror Story,” and “NCIS: New Orleans.” As a result, film has been a prominent player in boosting the economy and generating tourism within the city.

Prytania Theatre Uptown

Located in New Orleans’s Garden District neighborhood, the Prytania Theatre has delivered rich film experiences to locals since 1915. The theatre remains the oldest in the south and has played a significant role in film history.

Due to a rise in mainstream movie cinemas, Prytania Theatre became the center of indie and alternative film culture. Film buffs can now enjoy movies at the theatre’s second location in Canal Place in Downtown New Orleans. Today, the theatre hosts the world-renowned New Orleans French Film Festival in addition to watch parties and debut screenings.

Experience Film Festivals at one of the Oldest Theatres in New Orleans

This year, New Orleans will host two notorious film festivals in March. Attendees can enjoy featured film showings, live events, and immersive experiences, all while relishing in the cuisine and zest of the city.

New Orleans French Film Festival

Every year the New Orleans Film Society hosts the New Orleans French Film Festival bringing in tourists and harboring local film enthusiasts. The festival is one of the country’s longest-running foreign language film festivals, featuring full-length and short films and lectures. Featured showings include “Madeleine Collins,” “Other People’s Children,” “The Origin of Evil,” “Final Cut,” and “Revoir Paris.”

All events will occur at the historic Prytania Theatre and Prytania Theatres at Canal Place from Thursday, March 9 to Monday, March 13, 2023.

Overlook Film Festival

What better way to appreciate the country’s most horrific films than in America’s most haunted city?

The Overlook Film Festival “showcases exciting work in new and classic independent horror cinema alongside the latest in interactive and live shows for a fully immersive weekend.”

Attendees can enjoy immersive experiences and showings, including festival favorites, new releases, and feature premiers. All events will occur at the historic Prytania Theatre and Prytania Theatres at Canal Place from Thursday, March 30, to Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Stay at Maison Dupuy

One of the best ways to experience film festivals in New Orleans is by staying at a hotel in the middle of it all. Maison Dupuy is ideally situated in the heart of the French Quarter. Make a reservation at Maison Dupuy today.

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ROOMS

The Maison Dupuy Hotel’s rooms and suites offer distinctive and luxurious New Orleans accommodations near Bourbon Street. All guest hotel rooms include personal amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions, and a coffee maker. Other features are deluxe pillow top mattresses, a personal safe, and a clothing iron.

CORPORATE

The Maison Dupuy Hotel has all the accommodations business travelers could ever need or want during their New Orleans stay in the French Quarter. Situated in the heart of the French Quarter, near Bourbon Street, the Maison Dupuy Hotel is a haven for business travelers. The hotel offers corporate guests peaceful stays while offering accessibility to the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, local attractions, and Bourbon Street nightlife.

WEDDING

The Maison Dupuy Hotel is a much sought-after location for charming New Orleans French Quarter weddings near Bourbon Street. Our elegant open-air courtyard accommodates wedding events and ceremonies with up to 200 guests. The space suites charming grand weddings and private intimate weddings.

EXPLORE

New Orleans is a haven for jazz music, eccentric nightlife, and Creole cuisine. The Maison Dupuy Hotel, a French Quarter hotel near Bourbon Street, puts hotel guests in a premier location. From Bourbon Street’s nightlife to Jackson Square’s history, there is much to explore within walking distance in the French Quarter.

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