Olmos Theatre

4205 San Pedro Avenue,
San Antonio, TX 78212

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Olmos Theatre

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The Olmos auditorium was long and narrow. It had a large screen with a gold curtain. The walls were adorned with floral patterned artwork. It had no balcony.

When I was a kid in the late 50s and early 60s, it seemed that every time I went to see a Disney picture it played at the Olmos. It was the flagship of the Santikos Theatre chain that once owned and operated the vast majority of San Antonio theatres. Unfortunately the Olmos spent it’s last days as an X rated movie theatre in the mid 80s.

The San Antonio College of Dental and Medical Assistants now hold class in the old Olmos building

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JamesEBohenek
JamesEBohenek on October 30, 2006 at 5:27 am

For a short time this house was a repertory cinema that showed a different movie every two or three days, and occasional first-run movies such as “A Wedding” (1978). I have vivid memories of seeing “The Ritz” (1976) and “Die Konsequenz” (1977), the latter a Wolfgang Petersen/Jürgen Prochnow movie.

DonLewis
DonLewis on May 23, 2008 at 2:27 pm

A 1982 view of the Olmos Theater in San Antonio.

Dexter2010
Dexter2010 on June 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I remember working at the Olmos Theatre as an usher/chief usher 1970 to 1972. It was a nice old fashion theatre. Mr. Pedro was the manager and Santikos was the owner. His office was next door to the theatre. We always had to keep on our toes as he would drive by and look in to see if we were doint our jobs.

Kevin Lee

oldolmosusher
oldolmosusher on October 5, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Wow. Just came across this. I was an usher at the Olmos when I was in Jr. High, late 1950’s. Then I was an usher at the Texas and then the Majestic. Good times.

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