Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center
1301 Guadalupe Street,
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The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center presents a seaon of events and develops the arts and culture of the Chicano and Latino people. A single story building but a good job was done on the color scheme when it was restored.
When it opened July 3, 1942 as the Guadalupe Theatre, it screened the US premiere of the Mexican film Aguila roja", a short subject featuring Cantinflas and a Mexican cartoon. It had 862 seats. It succumbed to the economics of the 1960’s like many other stand alone theatres. It later became a flea market.
With the assistance of the mayor of San Antonio and council members loans were obtained for over a million dollars for renovation. The renovation started in 1983. It had its grand reopening in 1984 and is going strong today serving the community.
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