Saenger Theatre

118 South Palafox Place,
Pensacola, FL 32502

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DavidZornig on November 8, 2018 at 8:10 am

Upcoming Doc Severinsen event at the Saenger Theatre.

rivest266 on December 2, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Bdeem, This newspaper article may help.

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rivest266 on December 2, 2017 at 12:34 pm

Grand opening ad in the photo section and below.

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bdeem on January 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm

Can anyone give me some information on finding pictures of the original 1925 seats in the Saenger Theatre? I have one that came from the original theatre and want to restore it but would like to get as close to original in style as possible.

Patsy on August 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

Help restore the organ @

dickneeds111 on June 4, 2012 at 3:17 pm

I goofed. Not 1949 but 1959.

dickneeds111 on June 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Can somebody please add the Pen Theatre to this sight. Please give size, projection type. and screen size for what I thought was a wonderful theatre when I was stationed at NAS in 1949, 1963 and 1964 and again in 1983.

Chickman on October 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm

My grandmother was the manager of the Saenger Theatre during the 40’s and 50’s and I am looking for any information that might be availible.

GaryParks on June 30, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I remember when the 1981 renovation was done, a trade magazine (it may have been Architectural Record, I don’t recall) did a wonderful feature article on the theater. However, it showed that much of the interior color scheme (with the exception of some of the more intricate details) had been, as the article put it, “toned down to 80s sensibilities.” The photos showed that meant a rather subdued, pastel palette. With the more recent renovation and restoration, it would be interesting to know if that has been changed, perhaps in favor of replicating the original 1920s colors.

AndyCallahanMajorMajor on October 1, 2010 at 9:01 am

Here is a picture from September 2010.

Lak on September 22, 2009 at 1:29 pm

The restoration is now complete. Those who have seen it say that it is first rate.

brucebrock on February 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm

The Saenger expansion/restoration project broke ground in February 2008. Cost of the project is around $12 million dollars. The original Robert Morgan theater organ is also being restored.

jrhine on January 3, 2008 at 6:42 am

The Saenger currently has a 4/23 Robert Morton Theater Organ.

ksummerlin on July 20, 2006 at 8:08 am

The Pensacola Saenger Theatre recently received approval and funding for a $9 million renovation. The Saenger Theatre Expansion and Renovation Project will begin in the spring of 2007 and is projected to be completed by the fall of 2008.

Among the renovation/expansions:

Entire main floor will be re-seated
Balcony seats refurbished
New Air Conditioning
New lobby space added
Additional restrooms added
New refreshment stands
Additional meeting rooms and a new entrance

The architectural wall finishes will be restored to match the
historic color schemes
Acoustical treatments will be added to enhance sound quality
A new orchestra shell
Sound & lighting improvements

The stage will be expanded to Jefferson Street along the rear wall
The orchestra pit will be expanded
A new two-story addition to the South of the Theatre will be added
to add new dressing rooms, production offices, storage, etc
New covered loading dock & freight elevator

DonovanPoet on May 8, 2005 at 5:25 pm

I was a theater usher at the Saenger in 1962-63 while a senior at Pensacola Catholic High School. I am slowly putting together some stories of that time and will be posting these on my site at as I finish them. Any ushers from this time (such as Jim, Mike, Danny – who became a TV personality in Mobile but I remember him selling candy at the Mickey Mouse Club) are welcome to email me their stories at

brucebrock on March 1, 2005 at 11:38 am

There are plans in the works now to expand the Pensacola Florida Saenger to include rehersal halls, expanded orchestra pit, more dressing rooms, lecutre halls, upgraded stage storage, symphony orchestra stage shell, upgrades to seating and much more. The plan is to really make the Saenger a Performing Arts Center. Contact Greenhut Construction Company or the Pensacola City Council for more information. 3-1-2005.

5456581 on January 13, 2005 at 4:49 pm

Saw many a FRI midnight screening at the Saenger. Also saw a special screening of D>W> Ggiggiths :Birth Of A Nation. What a treat in such a great MOVIE PALACE. Glad to see that it is still live and

jpaye on January 13, 2005 at 9:37 am

I have heard rumors that this theatre may be planning some restoration/renovations in the near future. Can anyone give me any news or update on that? Thank you.

William on November 25, 2003 at 2:24 pm

The Saenger Theatre is located at 118 S. Palafox Place.