Louis Santikos opens the Palace Theater at 212 Losoya (right). The theater is notable for an arcade that goes through to Alamo Plaza.
San Antonio’s 200th birthday celebration will begin at 7 p.m. today when the official dedication and blessing of the Spanish Governor’s Palace on Military Plaza, for years the abode of governors of wide domain, will mark the first event on a six-day program marked with pageantry, church ceremonies and social events. The dedication will be followed by a pageant reenacting the arrival of 16 families of Canary Islanders in San Antonio on March 4, 1731.
Mister Rogers’ (then spelled Misterogers’) Neighborhood premieres on KLRN Channel 9. The “prize winning children’s show” debuted nationally on public television on February 19 but today is the first appearance in San Antonio.