Globe Theatre  
 Tudor Theatre  

 New Orleans, Louisiana  






The Tudor & Globe theatres, about 1930.

Helen Morgan in "Roadhouse Nights" is playing at the Tudor; Maurice Chevalier's "Love Parade" is next door at the Globe.

Photograph courtesy of Dr. Barry Henry


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The Globe in 1917.
Inside is Austin opus 651: a 2 manual, 8 rank theatre organ installed for the theatre's opening.



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Canal Street & the Globe at night, in 1921.

Globe Theatre, New Orleans, La.

Herman Fichtenberg's New House Is a Paragon of Beauty, Comfort and Refinement.

   There are few theatres anywhere that present to their patrons the elegance of appointment and the refinement of finishing that are offered in the new Globe Theatre that has recently been opened by Herman Fichtenberg on Canal Street in New Orleans, La. The building of the theatre was prosecuted with deliberation and every step in the construction was taken with careful attention to the attractiveness which it would contribute to the completed structure. Simple elegance in color, architecture, and finishings was the keynote. It is not a large theater and therein lies the only regret that might be presented for already the high-class attractions that have been featured in this house have drawn crowds that it was impossible to accommodate. Nevertheless, this fact does not detract from the enjoyment of those persons who are so fortunate as to find seats at any of the presentations. Every picture that is thrown upon the screen is accompanied by a carefully selected musical program and the action is "played" on the magnificent Austin organ or the baby grand piano by accomplished musicians with as much care and expression as is ever accorded a dramatic performance.

   The Globe has fewer than 1,000 seats, but every one of them is a preferred seat. This is made possible by the ingenious arrangement which was studied out with care. The entrance to the auditorium is by means of a gentle incline and the patron finds himself in the center of the house. From a broad aisle he is at liberty to pass toward the screen and be seated in an opera chair of the latest pattern and air-cushioned, or he can enter a loge and enjoy ample room in the seats provided there. Ascending a gentle incline, those who have a preference for what might be termed the balcony find themselves in seats which are really only a part of the main floor, but farther removed from the screen. The tone of color for the walls and ceiling is subdued and restful. The metal trimmings are of silver and the chaste wood-work is of mahogany. The patron of this house enjoys a feeling of delightful restfulness as soon as he is seated and his satisfaction is completed by the perfect projection of the pictures and the air of refinement that is a natural consequence in such a perfectly appointed theatre.

Moving Picture World, March 3, 1917




  Canal Street during Mardi Gras



About 1940:
Down in front of the Globe & Tudor is a good standing place for the Mardi Gras!




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