Designed by Architect Emile Weil in an Italian Baroque style, the Saenger Theatre opened on February 4, 1927 in New Orleans, LA. The original floorplan had 4,000 seats, took three years to build, and cost $2.5 million.
The theater underwent its most recent renovation in 2010 when SLALCO was asked to restore all of the interior lights. Most notable are the crystal chandeliers in the main lobby. The original was of French Baccarat crystal, and the theater only had one. SLALCO restored the original and replicated three more.