From Texas Public Radio:
One of the last classic Mexican movie palaces in San Antonio still stands — but in disrepair. It was built in 1949, and for three decades played host not only to films, but variety shows known as “variedades” during Mexico’s golden age.
Stars like Pedro Infante, Maria Félix, and Cantinflas would grace the stage. And unlike other nearby theaters, it offered desegregated seating. The Alameda Theatre was, and remains, a landmark of Hispanic culture in San Antonio.