Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
— Shreveport/Bossier Film Location —
In October of 1923, construction began on a 2,500 seat opera house and movie theater that would become known as The Strand. It was funded by the Saenger Brothers and the Ehrlich Brothers who went on to own 320 theaters throughout the south. Of all the houses the owned, The Strand, is considered the most elegant. In 2008, The Strand doubled as the Apollo Theater in the feature film Soul Men. The movie starred Samuel L. Jackson, Bernie Mac, and Isaac Hayes and was a story bout a band reuniting. It was the last movie Bernie Mac and Isaac Hayes ever made. Their untimely deaths happened before the film's premier and within a day of each other.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Entertainment.
Location. 32° 30.601′ N, 93° 44.989′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Crockett Street east of Louisiana Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Crockett Street is one-way east bound at this location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shreveport LA 71101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Strand Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Municipal BuildingScottish Rite Cathedral (about 600 feet away); W (about 600 feet away); The Last Confederate Flag (approx. 0.2 miles away); Justin Gras (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Avenue Row (approx. 0.2 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.