McAlister Auditorium is the world's largest self-suspended concrete dome, as well as New Orleans' largest regularly scheduled cinema. Built in 1940, funds for the building were bequeathed by Mrs. Amelie McAlister Upshur. The building is a memorial to her mother, Mrs. Armantine Reynaud McAlister. The architects were Favrot and Reed and Gervais Favrot was the builder. The building is used for concerts, recitals, speakers, graduations, etc.
To reserve McAlister Auditorium contact the Reservations and Administration Office in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life - (504)865-5196.