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Saenger Theatre Renovation to Begin in New Year


Basking in the afterglow of the newly-reopened Joy Theater, officials closed financing on the nearby Saenger Theatre yesterday. Partners want to complete the $50 million renovation project by 2013, and will start construction in the New Year. The Saenger was first opened in 1927 at the corner of N. Rampart St. and Canal. The theater remained active as a moviehouse until federal floodwaters silenced the screen and massive pipe organ in 2005.

 

Renovations will include restoration of all the original architectural elements and the pipe organ. Since the developers want the theater to become a destination for large touring Broadway productions, dance performances and musical acts, they will also expand the stagehouse area, according to the City. 

 

Financing came from a mix of private investment and disaster recovery money. Private investors included Chase, Chevron, Whitney Bank and Liberty Bank. The closing comes two years after the renovation project was first announced. At that time, officials hoped to reopen the building in 2011.




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