Saenger Theatre

Saenger Theatre (HM1MDY)

Location: Mobile, AL 36602 Mobile County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 41.451', E 88° 2.63'

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Opening night, January 19, 1927, saw crowds gather to hear local dignitaries praise Mobile's "Place of Entertainment". Today the Saenger Theatre remains the entertainment center of downtown. Designed by Emile Weil in the French Renaissance style, it's ornate decorations recall the mythology of ancient Greece blended with coastal ornaments such as seahorses and shells. Constructed as a home to vaudeville and silent movies, the Theatre was one of several hundred movie houses owned by Julian and Abe Saenger of Louisiana. The Theater retains its splendid interior with a massive chandelier, monumental gilded columns flanking the stage, and new murals in the stair lobby. The exterior features an elaborately sculpted arch over the entrance with classical urns along the parapet and decorative masonry gracing the facade.
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HM NumberHM1MDY
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Placed ByThe City of Mobile
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Date Added Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 400026 N 3395806
Decimal Degrees30.69085000, -88.04383333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 41.451', E 88° 2.63'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 41' 27.06" N, 88° 2' 37.8" E
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Area Code(s)251
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6 S Joachim St, Mobile AL 36602, US
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