Details for Saenger Theatre (Atlas Number 5037009507)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5037009507

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Marker Number 9507
Atlas Number 5037009507
Marker Title Saenger Theatre
Index Entry Saenger Theatre
Address 219 Main St.
City Texarkana
County Bowie
UTM Zone 15
UTM Easting 402877
UTM Northing 3698514
Subject Codes opera houses and theatre; Classical Revival (architectural style)
Marker Year 1982
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text As 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. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1982