West End Theater

1831 Texas Avenue,
Shreveport, LA 71103

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The West End Theater was on the main drag through Shreveport which was highway 79/80. It was opened January 27, 1938 and closed in the late 1950’s.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 23, 2008 at 4:58 am

“In 1953 or 1954 there was a bank on Texas Avenue, just past Linwood Avenue about 2 blocks past the West End Theater. I was either 8 or 9 when my mother and I happened upon the aftermath of a bank robber having been shot and killed. A large crowd had gathered around, blood was running down the street and the robber had been covered over with newspapers.” ….Billy Smith

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 11, 2008 at 10:35 am

A photo of the First National Bank in Shreveport referenced in the above comment. With thanks to mikerosebery’s flickr site.

rivest266 on October 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

This opened on January 27th, 1938. Its grand opening ad and photo can be found in the photo section.

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