The 11-screen Malco Gonzales Cinema movie theater is now open.

The theater at 1414 N. Airline Highway is next to the Premier Lanes Family Entertainment Center. It is the first theater to open in Gonzales since the Pasqua Theater closed 30 years ago.

Malco Gonzales has seating for 1,500 people and has four screens equipped to show 3-D movies.

This is the first Louisiana location for Memphis, Tennessee-based Malco Theaters, which has 36 locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri.