Majestic Theater

Walking Tour

Friday Afternoon at 2:00pm

The Majestic Theater is San Antonio's oldest and largest atmospheric theater and is located about 200 feet from our hotel.  Tours Thursday or Friday afternoon are available at $5.00 per person (you may pay cash at the door).  The tours last about 90 minutes. 

Note: a functioning elevator is not available for those with accessibility concerns.

Sign -up now?

Please e-mail reunion@poindexterfamily.org or call Andrea (phone 918-647-9503) if you want your name to be placed on the tour list.  Please indicate if you are interested in a Thursday afternoon tour or a Friday afternoon tour.  We must have at least ten people that want to take the tour.

About the Theater:

The theater, designed by architect John Eberson in 1929 seats 2,300 people, was built in 1929. 

In 1975, the theater was listed on the National Register of Historical Places and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1993. 

For many years, it remained the largest theater in Texas and the second largest movie theater in the United States.  It was also the first theater in the state to be fully air-conditioned.

Theater features included a huge cast-iron canopy covering the sidewalk, a vertical sign 76-feet tall topped with "a strutting peacock ... walking as a huge ball rotated under his feet," and a cave-like single-story lobby that included copper lanterns, ceiling murals, and an aquarium filled with tropical fish.

Learn more about the Majestic Theater on their web site:  www.majesticempire.com