Saenger Theatre construction is in final phase of exterior renovations

Now a quick update on the Biloxi Saenger Theatre as exterior renovations near completion.

Contractors have removed the stucco from the front of the building and are now repairing the brick, the final phase of the exterior construction.

The full exterior project costs about $2.5 million in city and grant funds and the interior will cost an estimated $3 million.

Bids were opened in July 2019 to lease the theatre and the city continues to look for an operator. City of Biloxi Public Affairs Specialist Cecilia Dobbs Walton said, “With the building being historical as it is, they’re looking for brick as close as possible to the brick that is there to repair it, so that’s taking a little bit of time. But once that is done, they’ll repair doors, the windows and the ticket booth. So, they’re working on getting all those parts in to repair that, and once those repairs are complete, the building will be stable enough to open up.”

Dobbs-Walton says there is no definite timeline for the building’s completion just yet.

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