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.