Majestic Theatre

230 E. Houston St., San Antonio, Texas

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Description 

The great movie palaces gradually replaced burlesque as entertainment within everyone's reach, rich and poor alike. In the 1920s and '30s, the picture palace flourished in big cities and small towns, as fantasy worlds into which anyone could escape for a few hours. When the boom was over it left remnants of this glittering age across America; a handful of these have been reused and restored. The Majestic Theatre, which opened in 1929, is one of the few remaining atmospheric/fantasy palaces in the United States and one of the most remarkable and faithfully restored in the the Southwest. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, April 19, 1993

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1975
Reference number
75001952
Architectural styles
American Movement: Skyscraper; Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Mission/Spanish Revival
Areas of significance
Commerce; Communications; Performing Arts; Art; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Theater; Professional
Current functions
Theater; Professional; Music facility; Auditorium
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1929

Update Log 

  • December 27, 2011: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger

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