Capri Theater

620 Milam Street,
Shreveport, LA 71101

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Previously operated by: Paramount Pictures Inc.

Functions: Movies (Film Festivals), Nightclub

Previous Names: Saenger Theater

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Capri Theater ... Shreveport Louisiana

The Saenger Theater was opened March 26, 1911. In the early-1940’s the Saenger Theatre was operated by Paramount-Richards, Inc. On March 24, 1967 it was renamed Capri Theater. It was converted into a nightclub.

On October 5 & 6, 2012, it was in cinema use once more when it became one of the venues for the LA Film Prize Film Festival.

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BSmith on November 6, 2007 at 10:02 am

The Capri was formerly called the Saenger. It was a first-run downtown movie house. It went through several renovations over the course of its history. I believe it was a nightclub for awhile after it ceased showing movies.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on March 15, 2008 at 12:44 pm

1987 photos of the Capri Theater and and also here.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 9, 2009 at 8:35 pm

From 1947, a movie ad for the “Gas House Kids Go West” and Johnny Mack Brown in “Flashing Guns” at the Saenger Theatre in Shreveport.

stoppingby on October 4, 2012 at 5:22 pm The Capri is back as a film venue!

rivest266 on October 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

March 26th, 1911 grand opening ad as Saenger as well as the March 24th, 1967 grand opening ad as Capri can be found in the photo section for this cinema.

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