4205 San Pedro Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Santikos Theatres
Architects: John M. Marriott
Styles: Streamline Moderne
The Olmos Theatre was opened on March 8, 1950 with Dorothy Lamour in “The Girl from Manhattan”. It was designed by San Antonio architect John M. Marriott. The 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-1950’s and early-1960’s, it seemed that every time I went to see a Disney picture it played at the Olmos Theatre. It was the flagship of the Santikos Theatre chain that once owned and operated the vast majority of San Antonio theatres. Unfortunately the Olmos Theatre spent it’s last days as an X rated movie theatre in the mid-1980’s.
The San Antonio College of Dental and Medical Assistants now hold class in the old Olmos building
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