West End Theater

1831 Texas Avenue,
Shreveport, LA 71103

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Functions: Office Space

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The West End Theater was on the main drag through Shreveport which was highway 79/80. It was opened January 27, 1938 and closed in the late-1950’s.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 23, 2008 at 4:58 am

“In 1953 or 1954 there was a bank on Texas Avenue, just past Linwood Avenue about 2 blocks past the West End Theater. I was either 8 or 9 when my mother and I happened upon the aftermath of a bank robber having been shot and killed. A large crowd had gathered around, blood was running down the street and the robber had been covered over with newspapers.” ….Billy Smith

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 11, 2008 at 10:35 am

A photo of the First National Bank in Shreveport referenced in the above comment. With thanks to mikerosebery’s flickr site.

rivest266 on October 2, 2016 at 9:34 am

This opened on January 27th, 1938. Its grand opening ad and photo can be found in the photo section.

Bairnsfather on March 20, 2017 at 11:16 pm

Bairnsfather on March 20, 2017 at 11:01 pm (remove) These are great pictures! My husband is one of four owners of Handle-It, Construction. Our offices are located in the old West End Theatre building on Texas Ave. We purchased the building in 1996 and moved in our new company, Handle-It Construction. We added a second floor for our office space. The first floor is still the same as always. You can still see remnants of what was once a really cool place for people to come and watch a movie in the COOL AIR CONDITIONING. 10 cents. The A/C was as much a treat as the movie! We would love to hear any stories of the old Theatre. Pictures would really be a treasure for us. We are all Shreveport natives and love our city. Any information shared with us would be much appreciated. Thanks. Pam B.

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