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Jan 122017
 

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We’ve got two new films coming in this weekend, including the newest epic from Martin Scorsese.

Like many of you, we sat around the TV this weekend to catch the Golden Globes. Since we’re a theater run by people who love movies, we were excited to see many of the films we played over the last year get their chance to shine. Now that we get closer to the Oscars, we have two big contenders joining our lineup this weekend for your consideration.

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Dec 292016
 

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We can’t believe that this year has gone so quickly. Twelve months ago, we didn’t even have screens in place, let alone movies to show. Now we’ve shown dozens of films to thousands of people and had a blast in the process. It has been a roller coaster ride and we don’t plan on getting off any time soon.


SINGFENCESROGUE ONEMANCHESTER BY THE SEA will be here for your New Years festivities. We had quite a busy weekend and look forward to having you visit us one last time in 2016. With all these amazing films playing, we are holding off on any new films until next year, but we do have one last present to share with you. Continue reading »

Dec 222016
 

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Christmas film season comes but once a year so make the most of it right here at The Broad. This week, we have SING opening alongside FENCES, so bring the whole family—and don’t forget the popcorn.

Both happen to be getting great buzz and Golden Globe nominations. Choosing what to take the family to might be the liveliest conversation at your dinner table. Continue reading »

Dec 152016
 

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A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, we wanted to show you Star Wars. And this week at The Broad, we open ROGUE ONE. The Star Wars universe has seen many side entries over the last 39 years. We’ve had Ewok adventures and Holiday Specials and animated TV shows galore. But ROGUE ONE is the first side story to have wide critical acclaim.

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Dec 122016
 

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Know someone who is creative and has a flair for dressing up but needs some professional direction?!?! This is the perfect present not found anywhere else in New Orleans!!

 

Make It Work NOLA!

Make It Work NOLA!

Our adult class is taught by designer and artist Robin Spindt (www.robinds.com) who will teach students about the creative and business sides of the fashion industry. A similar, lighter version is available for the teens 14-18 year olds who like to sew and are ready to create some portfolio pieces for fashion school. Continue reading »

Dec 092016
 

Housed in a home-like setting, Mathilde Hall provides a visually rich and stimulating environment for one, two and three year olds in McGehee School’s early childhood program, Little Gate. Designed to inspire learning and spark the imaginations of both students and faculty, Mathilde Hall opened its doors in August in the architecturally rich setting of this historic St. Charles Avenue home. Mathilde Hall is at the heart of Little Gate, a local leader in early childhood education.

L to R: McGehee Headmistress Eileen Powers, Richard Currence, George Young, Mathilde Villere Currence

L to R: McGehee Headmistress Eileen Powers, Richard Currence, George Young, Mathilde Villere Currence

With the October 20th ribbon cutting and dedication of Mathilde Bernard Villere Hall at 2318 St. Charles Avenue, Mathilde Hall becomes the fourth alumnae name to grace St. Charles Avenue between First and Philip Streets on McGehee’s historic Garden District campus. This beautiful renovation compliments the Reggio Emilia philosophy, acknowledging setting and space as important components to teaching. Mathilde Hall houses seven Little Gate classrooms, collaborative playspaces, and an atelier. The grounds include elaborate green spaces as well as a small fruit orchard and vegetable garden. As the first independent school in the New Orleans area to incorporate Reggio Emilia into its curriculum, Little Gate repurposed and renovated Mathilde Hall to meet the needs of one, two and three year olds in a warm and nurturing environment. Headmistress Eileen Powers spoke at the dedication.

For a quarter of a century, Little Gate has been the local leader in early childhood education with a curriculum that focuses on developing the whole child — intellectually, socially and emotionally. Little Gate faculty are experienced professionals who create unique environments where students have every opportunity to investigate, explore, problem solve, communicate, pretend and build. Little Gate’s Tinkerlab and Butterfly Garden, an outdoor classroom, provide additional, important spaces for these young students to explore their creativity and  natural curiosity.

Little Gate Head Betsy Dobson commented, “Research shows that children develop more synapses in the first five years of life than over their entire lifetime. Little Gate provides an environment that gives multi-dimensional experiences rich with endless opportunities that ensure more and more of those synapses are developed, extended and making connections. The architecture, attention to detail, exposure to natural light and shadow as well as the connection to the amazing outdoor landscapes of Mathilde Hall allows nurturing and experienced teachers limitless exposure for creating stimulating and engaging opportunities for growth.”

Thanks to generous leadership gifts from donors, Fran and the late George Villere, Marsha Miller Wedell, an alumna from the Class of 1959, her husband Henri Wedell and a grant from the Edward G. Schlieder Foundation, led by lifetime trustee and alumna Betsy Shaw Nalty ’60, our youngest students (ages 1, 2 and 3) are now learning and thriving in this beautiful building which is immediately adjacent to the school’s recently dedicated outdoor classroom, the Mary Alice Quinn ’54 Butterfly Garden.

L to R: Chris Villere, Mathilde Villere Currence, Fran Villere, Lamar Villere, (seated) the late George Villere

L to R: Chris Villere, Mathilde Villere Currence, Fran Villere, Lamar Villere, the late George Villere (seated)

The Villere family is a four generation McGehee family and “Mathilde Hall” earns its name from George Villere’s sister, Mathilde Bernard Villere Young, a graduate of McGehee’s Class of 1953. Mathilde was the daughter of a McGehee girl and mother of two others, Yvette Young Semmes from the Class of 1977 and Coco Young Bancroft from the Class of 1983. A passionate early childhood educator at McGehee, Mathilde taught at the school for many years and was beloved by her students, peers and fellow faculty members alike. The building also honors Fran and George Villere’s daughter, alumna Mathilde Bernard Villere Currence of the Class of 1989, current parent of Lucy Morrison Currence ’17 and Frances Villere Currence ’20 and beloved niece of her namesake. Mathilde Currence had the honor of cutting the ribbon.

Dec 082016
 

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The holiday season has arrived, and Magazine Street has all that you need for decorating, shopping, pampering and entertaining. From the CBD to Audubon Park, New Orleans’ historic Magazine Street offers six miles of shopping, dining, art, activities and entertainment for all ages!

This year, Merriment on Magazine runs from the day after Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday through Christmas Eve and includes special activities for the season:

  • Santa’s coming to town for the FREE Santa photo booth for kids, pets or adults visiting Magazine Street! Continue reading »
Dec 082016
 

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This week, we here at The Broad are finally welcoming two movies that we’ve be excited about for months. THE LOVE WITCH and A MAN CALLED OVE are both films for which we’ve gotten dozens of calls about over the past few weeks, and we’ve worked hard behind the scenes to fit them into our busy holiday season. If you have been dying to get your independent fix in between all of the blockbusters, consider this your best bet.

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