Saenger Theatre

143 N. Rampart Street,
New Orleans, LA 70112

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veyoung52 on January 21, 2005 at 10:05 pm

I have heard that this was the Crescent City’s first 70mm house.

paulench on January 13, 2005 at 12:35 pm

My one and only visit to this marvelous venue was to see the touring company stage production of “Les Miserables” back in the 1980s while I was in New Orleans on business. I was impressed by its charm and comfort and imagined that it would have been a great movie palace in earlier days.

I think that in recent years (2000 or 2001?) there was a live broadcast from the New Orleans Saenger of Garrison Keillor’s “Prairie Home Companion” radio show when they took the show on the road.

Bway on October 20, 2004 at 8:24 am

If you click on the following link, you can see the whole video that Bryan mentioned above at the theater:

Once on the page, click “Angels”.

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Bway on October 19, 2004 at 8:00 pm

The Saenger is quite attractive and in great shape, quite a contrast from it’s neighbor across Canal Street, the Joy Theater. The new Streetcars now traversing Canal St for the first time in 40 years, and the slow revival of the Canal Street corridor should continue to help the Saenger continue to be a great New Orleans venue.

Will Dunklin
Will Dunklin on March 4, 2004 at 9:25 am

The organist for the opening night at the Saenger was Rosa Rio. She went on to a respected career as an organist in New York where whe played in radio, television, ball rooms and fine restaurants. She is still living (age 98) and playing the organ quite well in Florida.