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“A jewel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saenger Theatre

Saenger Theatre
118 South Palafox Place, Pensacola, FL
850-595-3880
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Ranked #10 of 103 things to do in Pensacola
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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.
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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“A jewel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lovely, historic, Pensacola downtown theater. The Saenger has been around since 1925 and had major renovation a few years ago. It's beautiful inside and whenever I see a play or a movie here, it makes me feel all fancy and brand new like I'm going to the Oscars or something. You can catch anything from Broadway Plays, to stand-up comics, to my favorite, the Classic Movie Series where you can see films like "Rebel without a Cause" or "Vertigo" the way it should be, on the big screen without all that HD, 3D, IMAX, CGI crap annnnnd for only $5 dollars you can see the great films of the past. There aren't too many old school theaters left like this and it's definitely a place you should visit at least once if you ever find yourself in Downtown Pensacola. You can rent the building out for private showings, and they have private rooms as well for dinners or receptions.5 starrrzz

Visited June 2014
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“Don't miss going”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I LOVE the classic movies in the summer and the showing of It's A Wonderful Life at Christmas time. Seats are a tiny bit tight, but worth it!

Visited December 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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“Theatre and More”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

So far, everything I've enjoyed at the Saenger has been top notch from Opera to stage productions, to the Symphony, and most recently even high school productions. In addition, many people I've met here participate in lighting, costuming, and all it takes to produce this programs. Interesting, artistic, community-minded folk with pizazz!

Visited March 2014
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the theatre all day for dance competition. The accommodations for our dance team was great! The theatre itself was so beautiful. The workers were helpful and kind. Thanks for a great day!

Visited March 2014
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Pensacola, Florida
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“Saenger a Classis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We have attended many different kinds of entertainments at the Saenger; it is a lovely venue. The Symphony sounds wonderful, the Nutcracker seems magical, the care put into the renovation has paid off in a big way. A night at the Saenger is always a lot of fun and a great experience.

Visited December 2013
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