The Saenger Theatre currently hosts live performing arts productions. The theater boasts 1,500 seats (1,020 on the main floor & 480 above), stage, & dressing room facilities to accommodate large traveling shows & vaudeville, and Vitaphone & Movietone equipment for presentation of talking motion pictures. Draperies, carpets & other interior furnishings came from the famous Maison Blanche in New Orleans.
Historically the Saenger Theatre has been known as “The Gem of the Gulf Coast” and is full of history! On April 2, 1928, there was a formal announcement of the planned construction of the Biloxi Saenger Theatre. Saenger Theatres, Inc was to lease & operate the building of the theater by Noreta Lopez Yerger upon her property on Reynoir Street, in the rear of the Strand Theatre. Constructed in 1929, the Saenger Theater opened Tuesday, January 13, 1930 with Paramount's first all-talking movie "Interference", & a number of Vitaphone short features!