One of the last grand movie palaces built in America, the Alameda Theater was a beloved staple for Spanish-language performing arts in downtown San Antonio from the 1950s to the 1970s.
In the decades since, the building sat empty. Now, efforts to revitalize Houston Street and the San Pedro Creek include plans to reopen the Alameda.
As part of City and Bexar County's collaboration to restore the area, Texas Public Radio will be relocating its headquarters to the stage house building adjacent to the historic theater.
How is the restoration project funded and organized? What changes can the public expect in the near future? What attractions will be coming to the Alameda?
- Lori Houston, assistant city manager for the City of San Antonio
- Vincent Michael, executive director of the San Antonio Conservation Society
- Tony Canez, San Pedro Creek community project coordinator for Bexar County
- Pete Cortez, chief operating officer for La Familia Cortez Restaurants
- Joyce Slocum, president & CEO of Texas Public Radio
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This interview aired on December 18, 2018