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Spend an evening in the Roaring 20s at San Antonio’s Majestic Theater! Enjoy the show, but the real thrill is offstage—take a US Ghost Adventures tour now!

Majestic Theater | San Antonio, TX | US Ghost Adventures

What’s better than a night out in San Antonio? At the Majestic Theater, you can grab a drink, have a seat, and enjoy the show! 

The only thing is, the real show doesn’t even start until everyone has shuffled away and the lights are out.

Find out shat happens behind the curtains at the Majestic Theater on a ghost tour with US Ghost Adventures. You’ll learn the history and the hauntings that make up San Antonio’s spooky past. 

Bright Lights and Bigger Dreams

This stunning theater opened on June 14th, 1929. It was a beacon to the world, saying, “San Antonio is here!” 

Four thousand people shuffled into their seats and took in a movie on a screen larger than their home.

But the biggest attraction, more so than any star or musician, was the temperature. Yep — the Majestic Theater was the first theater in Texas to be fully air-conditioned. 

Men and women proudly wore their winter coats in the middle of summer. Apparently, the theater managers cranked up the cooling so much there was snow on the marquee!

When the Great Depression hit, less than a year after opening, the Majestic shuttered its doors. Luckily, the owners quickly realized people needed entertainment amid national tragedy and had a grand re-opening, marketing the theater as a place where your worries don’t exist.

Encore! Encore! Encore!

The allure of this theater is so great that some performers have kept putting on a show.

In the mid-1940s, a ballet troupe came and performed a twirling and mesmerizing piece before a packed audience. After the intermission, a light from overhead came loose, fell, and crushed one of the principal dancers. The audience rushed out, and the touring dancers all went home—all except for one.

Late at night, when only the ghost light illuminates the stage, the janitors and night guards often see a soloist performing leaps and bounds. She lands each jump as if on a cloud, utterly silent in her movements. 

She is replaying her final moments over and over, only this time she gets to complete her hypnotic dance.

Spooky Acoustics 

The architects of the Majestic Theater ensured the nosebleeds could hear a whisper on stage without any sort of electronic amplification. The shape of the domed ceiling carries a voice throughout the room.

These stellar acoustics are perhaps why there are so many reports of mysterious whispers in every corner of the theater. Someone behind the stage warming up is audible from the top tier of the balcony.

The only issue with this theory? The whispers continue even when the theater is closed for the night. Audiences-past enjoyed the show so much that a part of them stayed in their seats waiting for another show. 

An eerie presence fills the empty seats, and some say that the theater has never truly been empty since opening night.

Haunted San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is waiting for you to explore all of its hidden corners and lost history. This town is the heart of Texas, listen close, and you’ll hear it beating.

On a US Ghost Adventures tour of San Antonio, you’ll get the raw, unvarnished Texas experience. Hop on our haunted tour and grab on tight — we’re holding nothing back!

About US Ghost Adventures

Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.

This video gives you a small taste of what you might experience on your ghost tour — subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more.

US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa voice app.

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