Harlandale Theatre

5629 S. Flores Street,
San Antonio, TX 78214

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 2, 2014 at 1:06 am

Address was 5629 S. Flores. A Google search of Harlandale Theater San Antonio will bring up a great 2012 UTSA link called The Top Shelf by Tom Shelton with the original photo I just posted, as well as other theaters of the era.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 2, 2014 at 1:02 am

Just added a 1937 photo of the Harlandale Theater.

copanogirl
copanogirl on June 12, 2007 at 3:00 pm

I have now completed a CD of the whole souvenir program of the formal opening of the theater in 1928. If anyone is interested please contact me @
T. Loftin

copanogirl
copanogirl on June 1, 2006 at 5:16 pm

I will be happy to send you pictures out of the program. I too feel a deep sense of belonging to the Harlandale community having gone to Morrill Elementary, Harlandale Junior High and Harlandale High School. It’s like walking the old streets again in an age when you felt safe in this little area. I feel very fortunate to own this program as I too never knew how grand this theatre really was. You may email me at and give me your email and I will try to copy some of the program and email them back to you. I tried to put them on this site but did not succeed.

vlazaro
vlazaro on March 30, 2006 at 2:40 am

I was born and raised in the Harlandale community and, after many years, have come back. My parents moved into the neighborhood (on Cliff Avenue) in the early 1960s and I have memories of going to see movies at some of theatres mentioned above (the Texas Theatre on Saturday mornings). But I never knew that there had been a theatre in the community—literally blocks from where I grew up. If copanogirl checks this site at any point, I would very much like to learn more about Victor’s Harlandale Theatre. What a remarkable piece of memorabilia you have. Let me know!

copanogirl
copanogirl on October 10, 2005 at 1:23 am

I own a souvenir program from the formal opening of the Victor’s Harlandale Theatre as it was called on February 2, 1928. It is a wonderful history of this theater and it boasted of a new Reuter organ, has a picture of the foyer (or lobby as we called it) and lists all the amenities such as indirect lighting, perfect view. smoke room, Gardiner Velvet Gold Fibre Screen, the latest in projection (Simplex) and spring time air the year ‘round. It lists all the board of directors, the builder was Mr. John T. Wilson, Jr., Gilbert Santacruz was the architect and Julio Vasquez was the decorator. It is approximately 40 pages and has numerous ads from local business including Thurman Barrett. Walter Napier was director and counselor of Victor Theatres, Inc. I spent many happy hours as a child in the 1950’s watching movies here and never knew how grand it was originally until I acquired this program.

melissasatx
melissasatx on July 9, 2004 at 6:41 pm

The picture of the Hi-Ho theatre is a picture of what it looks like today. I’m sorry that I didn’t mention it on the previous statment above. If you would still like to see what it looks like, please add your email to your response.

flick
flick on July 9, 2004 at 6:07 pm

Second request for a photocopy of the Hi – Ho-Theater.

Thanks, whh

flick
flick on July 8, 2004 at 12:18 pm

Please email a photo of the Hi-Ho Theater to me.

Thanks,

whh

David52
David52 on March 5, 2004 at 10:15 pm

Hello, anyone there?

David52
David52 on March 2, 2004 at 9:40 pm

About the Hi-Ho or Hi-Ho Corral,I’d have to go look but I believe the building is still there.May be part now of the old Cream crest dairy or what ever it’s called now.Pokey(actually my cat’s name)

David52
David52 on March 2, 2004 at 9:30 pm

Yes would like to see pictures you have.Previous reply was my wife’s two-cents worth.The info in my first reply is absolutely accurate.The Harlandale theater was located between the little row of businesses(north of Southcross on the west side of S.Flores)and the first house(white I believe)north.The theater lot was deep but very narrow.Doesn’t seem that long to me when all these places were still around.
Pokey

sdoerr
sdoerr on March 2, 2004 at 9:10 pm

Pokey, this site is a couple of years old so yeah the info does get a little out dated sometimes, but I’ll be glad to update it now for you.

David52
David52 on March 2, 2004 at 8:59 pm

The pink buuilding that you are referring to use to be a Winn’s and possibly a Handy Andy’s before that, but not the theater. I would love pictues to see if we are talking about the same place. Thanks for the input.
Pokey

melissasatx
melissasatx on March 2, 2004 at 4:15 am

There is a structure that resembles an old theatre on S Flores and S cross that is now pink, but they keep painting the graffiti over and over again. I also have a picture of the Hi-Ho theatre on S. Presa, but corral street could not be located. Would the structure still be there? Would like to send pictures through web to you. Please respond.

David52
David52 on March 2, 2004 at 12:05 am

My third attempt at sending this info.This must be a very old sight,as the Harlandale theater was demolished many years ago.Only after it’s complete removal,the empty lot has been fenced in and used to store heavy equipment or construction stuff.I used to walk through the old theater as a child,my mother says we actually saw movies there.I certainly don’t recall that,but I do remember many trips to the beautiful Majestic,Texas,Aztec & others downtown.Wished I had photos.Can tell info on many drive-ins.There was another old indoor theater on the southside,the Hi-Ho or Hi-HO Corral on S.Presa.Please reply.