Back to School Movie Day at the Historic Rice Theater in Downtown Crowley, Louisiana

As summer’s warmth gives way to the crisp promise of fall, and students of all ages prepare for another school year, there’s a special event in downtown Crowley that promises to make the transition a little sweeter. Crowley Main Street, along with the Acadia Parish Library, City of Crowley, and Crowley Fire Department, is hosting a Back to School Movie Day on July 27th from 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM. With its storied past and charming ambiance, this theater is the perfect venue for a day of family fun and cinematic nostalgia.

A Historic Gem in the Heart of Crowley

The Rice Theater, with its art deco façade and vintage marquee, has been a cornerstone of Crowley’s cultural landscape since it first opened its doors in the 1940s. Stepping inside, you are greeted by the rich history that permeates the air—original architecture and the timeless allure of its grand auditorium. The theater’s commitment to preserving its heritage while providing a modern movie-going experience makes it a cherished venue for events like these.

An Exciting Movie Lineup

For this special Back to School Movie Day, the Rice Theater has curated a selection of films that p

romise to entertain and inspire audiences of all ages. The morning begins at 10:00 AM with the animated motion picture “Migration” that will enchant younger viewers.

As the day progresses, the theater will feature family-friendly films. “The Peanuts Movie” at 1:00 PM and “The Princess & The Frog” at 2:45 PM

offer a perfect blend of excitement and heartwarming moments, ensuring that kids and parents alike are glued to their seats.

Beyond the Screen

Movie Day at the Rice Theater is about more than just watching films; it’s a full-fledged celebration. The theater’s lobby will be transformed into a festive gathering space and concession stands offering classic movie treats like popcorn, candy, and refreshing drinks. For a special treat, movie goers can obtain a concession pass at local merchants that can be presented for 1 FREE kid’s box which includes popcorn, drink and a gummy snack.

A Community Affair

The Back to School Movie Day at the Rice Theater is more than just a fun outing—it’s a testament to the spirit of Crowley. It’s an opportunity for families to come together, for friends to reconnect, and for newcomers to feel at home in our welcoming community. The shared experience of enjoying a beloved film in a historic setting creates lasting memories and strengthens our communal bonds.

Join the Fun

As the final credits roll and the lights come up, the joy and camaraderie in the air will be palpable. The Back to School Movie Day at the Historic Rice Theater is more than an event; it’s a celebration of our community, our love for cinema, and the exciting new school year ahead. Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for a day of fun, nostalgia, and unforgettable moments in the heart of downtown Crowley. See you at the movies!