Aztec Theatre 104 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX

Motion Picture News, March 4, 1927:

“Art of the Aztecs honored in atmospheric theatre.”

“Recreating in a luxurious modern amusement palace the ancient Mayan style of architecture and sculpture, the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio is one of the most interesting innovations in theatre design and decoration.”

Aztec2 “Above is shown the impressive foyer of the Aztec, its massive walls and huge columns, topped with Aztec idols, expressing the atmospheric note which predominates.”

Aztec4“Spacious halls and stairways add to the note of richness of the theatre, as indicated by the mezzanine landing.”

Aztec3“Aztec designs are carried into all furnishings, even to the comfortable lounges provided in the foyer and mezzanine.”

Aztec1“The auditorium, striking in its ornamentation and color.”

“At a price of just under $2 million and with a capacity of 3,000, the Aztec officially opened on June 4, 1926 as one of the most decorative movie theaters in the country” (from the Aztec Theatre website).


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