Friday, December 12, 2014

PLAZA THEATRE OF WAX 
& Ripley's Believe It or Not! 
San Antonio, Texas

Opened on February 1, 1987 the Plaza Theatre of Wax joined the company on it's sister attraction, The Southwestern Historical Wax Museum (in Grand Prairie, Texas) to create a chain of Texan wax museums. The original museum contained hundreds of figures imported from Orlando's 'Stars Hall of Fame' and was later complimented by original sculptures by Peter Carsillo. Exhibited in sets designed by Dr. Blood himself, Drew Edward Hunter, the museum was purchased by Ripley Entertainment and re-branded as the 'Louis Tussaud's Waxworks' in January 2000.
Though very few of the original figures remain (most seem to have been removed and sold off) the museum remains a mainstay of San Antonio's tourism scene despite vocal opponents to the attractions somewhat tacky nature. 

(This brochure is from June 1993)





( This Plaza Theatre of Wax brochure is but one of many items from the private collection of Timothy Randall and can be found, along with thousands of others, within the ever growing 'WAXIPEDIA ARCHIVES'.
Dedicated to preserving the history of Wax Arts, and the unique stories of all those involved in it's development, WAXIPEDIA strives to become the ultimate source of information on the subject of wax museums.  Anyone interested in donating items for preservation are invited to contact me at timothywrandall@gmail.com. Donated items will be cataloged, digitally scanned, photographed, and restored.  Any items donated will also be credited as part of the specific donors collection {ie. STUBERGH COLLECTION, T. W. RANDALL COLLECTION, etc} and will be preserved and made available to future generations of artists, designers, historians and fans).

1 comment:

  1. I still can't get over this great place I recently visited! This isn't only a good place. It is also one of the best around here. There isn't a listing of the unique offerings, although there should be! These event locations were magnificent!

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