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Saenger Theatre

118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL
850-595-3880
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Ranked #8 of 52 Attractions in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Owner description: Opened in 1925, generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under the historic Saenger Theatre's marquee to enjoy music, dance, comedy and... more » Owner description: Opened in 1925, generations of Pensacola area residents have walked under the historic Saenger Theatre's marquee to enjoy music, dance, comedy and drama. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Saenger Theatre is home to Broadway in Pensacola, the Pensacola Symphony, Ballet Pensacola, Pensacola Opera, and the Pensacola Children's Chorus. Nationally acclaimed touring acts including concerts, comedians and children's shows along with an annual Summer Classic Movie Series are also part of the rich entertainment offerings on the Saenger stage. « less
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Milton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I have been a season ticket holder with my sister beginning year two. The shows are always phenomenal. It's great to have dinner downtown and see a show. Some of the shows that I wasn't sure I would even be that interested in have turned out to be some of my favorites. We have just seen the first show of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It's been too long since we've been here! Beautiful older theatre! Nice shows offered and historic downtown area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The facility was beautiful and the acoustics were good. All of the staff were friendly and helpful. I was working at this facility doing audio for a concert event. Easy load in and out.

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Don't know what we'd do without Saenger, the variety of shows we've seen have been excellent and the small size of the theatre gives it a cozy feel.

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Molino, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just need a Soda Jerk to take a steady date and the night would be complete. 1950's charm and elegance to watch movies, see plays or listen to a concert. It is so cute!

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Euless, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Back in the day (mid 1900's), the Saenger was the major downtown movie theater showing first run movies, and I got to be an usher while in high school. These days, it provides special showings and live performances. You can still get a feel for the old movie theater, and some of the inner railings and such came from the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I much appreciate the history, architecture, preservation, special classic movie showings and unbelievably low pricing ($5 Adult ticket for a classic color movie...wow!, Thanks) of the Saenger Theatre. That said and this venue recommended, beware: the seats are not "staggered", at least in the center/center section, and this floor section is level-horizontal. I.E., if you sit behind someone, or they... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Saenger Theatre has stunning interior design, cheap prices and great showings! We saw American Graffiti and had a great time.

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Crestview, Florida
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

What a gem! We liked it so much we just bought a Broadway ticket package. You can park your car minutes from the front door, dine at any number of restaurants on Palafox Street, and have a pleasant evening watching a show. The Saenger Theatre is a beautiful building. It's wonderful to have this option so close.

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

A wonder old facility. I just love going there and sitting in the theater. Good sound system. Easy access and parking. Then walk around downtown and enjoy the atmosphere.

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