Cover of program for presentation of 'Singin' in the Rain'


  Marquee & program sign  

After a 20 years' absence, movies returned to the Mobile Saenger Theatre in 1995.

Joachim Street was closed to traffic, the local antique automobile club displayed period vehicles in front of the theatre, & a street party was held prior to opening the doors. Ushers & concessionaires were dressed in period costumes, and, also for the first time in 20 years, popcorn was sold. Lots of popcorn. A full house reacted wildly when the curtain opened on the MGM lion & the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain".

Here are the evening's program & some photographs taken before the movie started.



Getting ready to set up the tables for the street party
Joachim Street closed, antique cars line up



Candy Girl



Manager Bruce Morgan sets up an additional popcorn station at the back of the house
Fire Marshall & concessionaire.  Remember the Iroquois.


Crowd ouside creates a problem - how do you get the doors open?
Braced for opening the house








Thanks to Ed Jurich for the program, & to whoever took these pictures we found ~


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