Around 75 physically distanced patrons enjoyed Wednesday night’s debut event for The Broadside, The Broad Theater’s new outdoor space, watching the vice presidential debate between Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence on the big screen. The crowd also enjoyed live music with Mike Doussan and Rurik Nunan, food from the Smoke Bowls popup as well as concession snacks, and lots of beverage choices. They sat in plastic patio chairs set up on distanced area rugs or at picnic tables in the rear.
The Broadside will show “Down by Law,” a 1986 independent film shot shot in New Orleans. Showings begin tonight and will continue on Sunday, with two days off to accommodate the current storm threat. For information and tickets, visit www.broadsidenola.com.
“The Broadside was created out of a need to keep The Broad Theater sailing through these crazy times,” said owner Brian Knighten on Facebook. “We are looking forward to becoming a new institution along the corridor we love.”