Earlier this week, I got curious about what was the first "Moving Pictures" show in Monroe. I didn't really get an answer, but I did find one that may be the first mention of one in Monroe: The Shreveport Journal, November 22, 1905, Page 2 "The esteemed Monroe News advertises for the opera house at … Continue reading The First Movie in Monroe?
The above photo appeared in a 1907 Shreveport newspaper. I think the building on the right is next to 3rd street and the empty lot is where the Sugar/Saenger/Paramont theater would eventually be built.
This area looks a tad different today. What you are looking at is the intersection of North Grand and Walnut Streets around 1920. The Bohemia Hotel sits where a parking lot is now. I call it the triangular lot. In the foreground is the Southern Hardware and Sugar Brothers Opera House, which is now undergoing … Continue reading North Grand and Walnut
In the December 19th post, I told you about the Paramount Theater, which stood in the 300 block of DeSiard Street. It started life as the second Sugar Brothers Theater, then was sold to Saenger in 1916. It was remodeled in 1921. The above picture predates the remodel. It was taken between 1914 and 1917. … Continue reading Sugar Brothers Theater
Saenger Theater circa 1920. Many long - time residents of Northeast Louisiana have fond remembrances of the old Paramount Theater building, once located at 301 DeSiard Street. The building started life back in 1912 as the second Sugar Brothers Opera House. Brothers Barney, Sam and Isador Sugar built it. Stores and shops were on the ground floor. … Continue reading Paramount Theater