Jay Leno to visit Texarkana theater in October as part of charity event

TEXARKANA, Texas (KETK) — The Perot Theatre announced on Friday that they will host Jay Leno in an October show to fund renovations.

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According to a release, the theater will have the former late night show host and stand-up comedian, Jay Leno, on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m.

The show is in conjunction with the Four States Auto Museum’s Fall Car Show that will be held on Oct. 25 and Oct. 26.

The one-show charity event aims to fund theater renovations as part of its 100th anniversary. The theater was originally built as a Saenger vaudeville house in 1924 and eventually purchased by the city in 1977.

“These renovations, once completed, will include a new grid and rigging system on the stage, new sound, and lighting systems, remodeled, expanded restroom facilitates and much more.  Renovation efforts began with the critical set-aside of $3 million by the City of Texarkana, Texas towards the fundraising and renovation goals,” The Perot Theatre said.

Tickets will go on sale on March 28 at 10 a.m. They are priced from $77 to $157 and VIP tickets at $297, which will include a meet and greet with Leno and an autographed poster.

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