Zeitgeist Offers Free Films For Furloughed Federal Employees

Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center will Provide Free Admission to all Films to Federal Employees Impacted by the Government Shutdown. 

Monday, January 21, Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center in New Orleans began providing free admission to all federal employees, thousands of whom have not received a paycheck since the government shut down on December 22 to all films. 

Founded in 1986 Zeitgeist is a full-time arthouse cinema and arts venue currently located at 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. This offer of assistance and compassion will be in place until February 21, 2019. 

The organization will be moving during Mardi Gras to it’s new home, Zeitgeist Theatre & Lounge at 6621 St. Claude Avenue in Arabi, LA. “Zeitgeist has always been a home to the disenfranchised, and we continue to serve the community in especially meaningful ways by bringing people together through cinema, music, and affording them unique, engaging and often challenging art experiences,” artistic director Rene Broussard said. “We are pleased to offer the rich experience of cinema to federal employees and welcome those who are impacted on professional as well as personal levels by the shutdown.” 

Free admission will be available to all furloughed federal employees. A valid ID is required. Regular admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students/seniors, $5 for Zeitgeist members. 

An upcoming schedule for Zeitgeist can be found at www.zeitgeistnola.org.