This 2,400 blue seat theatre, a pride of San Antonio, was born in 1949. Back then, it was the largest home to theatre in the country. The black light murals and other elements of the interiors are reflections of the history of Mexico and the United States of America. This center celebrates Latin culture in its diverse forms like art, music and so on. It works in partnership with Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center. Together they hold exhibitions, educational events and aim at delivering high quality performances. The Latinos in the country proudly refer to Alameda as the Apollo Theatre.