Something Monday: The Aztec Theatre

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The Aztec hosted stars such as Frank Sinatra. Courtesy Photo.

The Aztec hosted stars such as Frank Sinatra. Courtesy Photo.

Jaime SolisOn Feb. 24, Something Monday, our casual, social bike ride in partnership with San Antonio B-Cycle, takes us to the historic Aztec Theatre.

Known for its Meso-American architecture, the 1920s structure was home to movie premieres and live performances. But like most downtown structures, the facility fell victim to urban decay which led to its closing in 1988.

Over the next few years the San Antonio Conservation Society worked hard to save the Aztec from further decline, by 1992 they succeed in having it listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2013, with renewed interests in the urban core, investors financed over $2 million for renovations to transform the Aztec into a vibrant multipurpose facility.

We will depart from the  B-cycle station across from the Liberty Bar (1111 S. Alamo) at 6 p.m. and ride through downtown to the Aztec Theatre where Cliff Puchalski will give us a tour of the historic structure.

An overhead view of what The Aztec Theatre looks like today. Courtesy Photo.

The ride there and back is only three miles and it’s forecasted to be a beautiful 70 degrees (or higher). The sun will start setting a little before 6:20 p.m., so be sure to bring bike lights. Afterwards, we will ride back down to Southtown for drinks and food at The Friendly Spot.

*Featured/top photo: The Aztec hosted stars such as Frank Sinatra. Courtesy photo.

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