I've been writing a question-and-answer column about local history for the San Antonio Express-News since 1992, and during that time there have been many questions about the city's old movie theaters. Readers have asked about the Majestic, the Aztec, the State, the Nacional, the Hi-Ho and more obscure older theaters. They've been interested in how long the theaters operated, what happened to the theater organs and other fittings from their heydays and other topics that bring up nostalgia about good times in the old movie palaces as well as the neighborhood theaters.
This site's webmaster, Gary Yantis, as you can see from other pages, has done considerable research on San Antonio's old theaters and has been helpful with information about them. I'm hoping we can open up the discussion to include all who remember the theaters and would like to share memories and facts about them.
As I receive questions about San Antonio theaters, I'll post queries here. Please feel free to comment on those you remember or to ask theater questions of your own. I'll also post links to Express-News coverage of developments concerning the old San Antonio theaters and will let users of this forum know when a column about a theater is scheduled to run.
Thanks for your participation!