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Old 08-31-2013, 02:25 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Ok Mud, so that would place the Olmos Dinner Club where the Olmos Club Apartments are today (as suggested by getgoing2010) correct? Damn shame it didn't survive. There's not enough of these old hangouts anymore. I'm also honored to receive kudos from such an authority in local history as you.
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Old 08-31-2013, 10:11 AM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Ok Mud, so that would place the Olmos Dinner Club where the Olmos Club Apartments are today (as suggested by getgoing2010) correct? Damn shame it didn't survive. There's not enough of these old hangouts anymore. I'm also honored to receive kudos from such an authority in local history as you.
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I do believe the Olmos Dinner Club property was pretty large and those apts would be a small piece.

Olmos Club I remember was southside of 1500 Contour where the apartments are.
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*MUD*

The north city limit was Basse, I believe it remained so until the early 60's. I remember the
fireworks

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speaking of fire

do you remember the railroad bridge burning at the Olmos Basin Golf Course??
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Helotes
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*MUD*

The north city limit was Basse, I believe it remained so until the early 60's. I remember the
fireworks stand(s) just north of the tire store on San Pedro, south of the creek. Anyone
remember "Baby Giants", Cherry Bombs" Silver Salutes", "Torpedoes", Cluster Aerial Salutes or large
capacity Roman Candles? What fun it was to "duel" with Roman Candles and garbage can lids!

Gee, with all those "key" words, the NSA is possibly a new blog member, if it isn't already.
I had always assumed the city limits were at 410 or beyond by the time North Star Mall opened in 1960.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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I had always assumed the city limits were at 410 or beyond by the time North Star Mall opened in 1960.
That would be correct. Basse Road would have been the northern city limits around 1950.
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Old 08-31-2013, 01:53 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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I had always assumed the city limits were at 410 or beyond by the time North Star Mall opened in 1960.
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Old 08-31-2013, 05:53 PM
 
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Does anyone remember the old Judson4 drive in? Saw King Kong there and as a little kid scared the crap outta me. I'm a big movie buff so I remember all the old theaters that were here. I remember the Cinema theaters in North Star Mall, Windsor Theater, Central Park Mall theater (Rocky Horror for numerous weeks in a row), Wonderland Theater.

Best mall in town was the Windsor mall In my opinion. Loved Luca Pizza across from the theater, next to Aladdin's Castle.

I miss the old Drive in Theaters and was saddened when they tore down the Mission Drive in, but after vandalism every time they shut down for the winter, I can understand it. Now have to go to Hockley, TX to see a Drive in.
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Old 08-31-2013, 06:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Judson 4 Drive In opened in the mid 70s. It was very modern. It had the latest projection equipment, an air conditioned projection room, and a very nice snack bar. It was owned and operated by Maurice Braha, who also owned and operated the Aztec 3, Woodlawn, Alameda, Nacional, and the "New" Laurel. It only operated around five years, and when I-35 was expanded, it closed.

I got my start as an usher at North Star Cinema. It was THE premiere theatre in town for many years. "The Sound Of Music" ran a record breaking 88 weeks! No other movie has played that long in San Antonio. The North Star Cinema was owned and operated by General Cinema Corporation out of Boston.

The theatre at Wonderland was called the Wonder Theatre. It was very nicely appointed in every way. It had a waterfall curtain that was as much fun to watch as the movie! The waterfall curtain, and everything nice about the Wonder was taken away when they split the theatre in two in 1976. The Wonder was built, owned and operated by Interstate Theatres out of Dallas. It was later sold to Santikos Theatres.

The Central Park Fox Twin Theatre was opened in 1969 by National General Theatres. The two beautiful auditoriums were eventually split in two, and it ended up a 4 plex. It was later sold to Santikos Theatres.

The Windsor Park Theatre was opened as the UA Cine Cinco in 1976 by the United Artists Theatre Circuit. It was the second UA theatre, the first being the UA The Movies 4 at South Park Mall. In 1977 UA opened the UA Ingram 6 at Ingram Park Mall. They eventually ended up in the Santikos fold, too.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Southwest
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Mud, do you recall when the north section of Loop 13 became 410?
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:59 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Mud, do you recall when the north section of Loop 13 became 410?
You can visit here to see if you can get an answer to your question. There's also a contact section there:

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Old 09-01-2013, 04:13 PM
 
Location: the 50s and the 60s
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Mud, do you recall when the north section of Loop 13 became 410?
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Don't recall Bud.

my guess is very late 1960 or very early 61.

I was only 11 or 12 so I really wasn't paying close attention to that sort of thing.

here at link below, Acey Dee on March 13 61 calls it 410.

by the way, I had a question for you back at posting # 3742
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