Shuttered Movie Theater At Esplanade Mall Sold To Make Way for 256-Unit Development

New owners seek demolition permit
The Hollywood Cinema 9 building, which closed in 2013.

KENNER – The vacant Hollywood Theater (Hollywood Cinemas 9) located behind The Esplanade mall was sold last week to Clay Companies of Baton Rouge. Officials representing the new owner have said they intend to contact Kenner's Code Enforcement Department within the next two weeks to discuss the beginning of the demolition of that structure.

Clay Companies plans to build a 256-unit, upscale development on that site.

Meanwhile, demolition continues on the old Goodyear store in that same area behind the mall.

“It’s important for future businesses that may be considering The Esplanade to see this progress,” Kenner Mayor Ben Zahn said. “I want to commend code enforcement director Rick Walther and his staff for making both of these demolitions a priority.”

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