Built in 1929, the Majestic is San Antonio’s oldest and largest theater. A beloved historic landmark, it’s home to the San Antonio Symphony and hosts concerts, plays, and musicals three to five times a week. The magnificent interior seats up to 2,300 people and offers equally impressive entertainment, with past acts including the Gipsy Kings, Diana Krall, and Lyle Lovett, as well as Broadway hits such as The Book of Mormon and Wicked.
Going for Baroque
San Antonio’s National Historic Landmark Majestic Theatre was designed by John Eberson and built in 1929. It was one of the first theaters in the U.S. to be air-conditioned, prompting the matrons of the city to come to the movies in their full length mink coats. Luxury and excess still seem to drip from the Baroque blue “cloudscape” ceiling, where the light bulbs were positioned to mimic the lights in the Texas sky on the night of the theatre’s opening (with help for the National Geographic Society). Today, those lights compete with the performing artists that still light up the Majestic’s 2,264-seat performing space.
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