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A conceptual rendering of the Alameda Theater interior
Courtesy of OTJ Architects and the Alameda Theater Conservancy
SAN ANTONIO (Apr. 3, 2019) —The Alameda Theater Conservancy (ATC) invites the community to attend an open house to learn more and receive updates about the Alameda Theater rehabilitation project. The open house will take place on Monday, April 8 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe St. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss plans for the theater rehabilitation with the ATC and Alameda Theater design team. For more information, click here.
Click here to view the most current concept renderings of the Alameda Theater.
The Alameda Theater was completed in 1949 as a Mexican-American entertainment venue. The theater featured performances by major artists from throughout the United States, Spain, Mexico and other Latin American countries. At the time, it was the largest movie palace dedicated to Spanish language films and performing arts. In 1994, the City of San Antonio acquired the property, and in 2017, it entered into a long-term lease with the ATC.
The City of San Antonio, in partnership with Bexar County, Texas Public Radio (TPR) and La Familia Cortez created a conceptual plan to restore and reopen the historic theater as a multi-media live performing arts and film center featuring the American Latino-Multicultural story. TPR will relocate its headquarters to the newly constructed stage house behind the theater and construct a new black box theater within the TPR facility. The theater is scheduled to break ground this fall and is projected to open to the public in 2021. The project is funded by the City, County, and TPR. ATC is committed to covering additional construction costs through fundraising efforts.
For more information, visit www.alamedatheaterconservancy.org.