Register of Historic Places
Formerly The Saenger Theatre
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
1,600-seat neo-Renaissance theater.
Third and Main
TheatreAs a regional
entertainment and cultural center, Texarkana
once had a number of opera houses and theaters, including this facility built
by the Saenger Amusement Co. of New Orleans. A parade and speeches by local dignitaries
marked the opening day festivities on Nov. 18, 1924. Emil Weil designed the Classical
Revival structure to accommodate stage productions, musical programs and motion
pictures. The elaborate interior features ornamental plasterwork.
Texas Historic Landmark - 1982
ghost sign on neighboring building|
Photo courtesy Barclay