Wonderland of the Americas – Movies and Jazz

Founded in the early 1960s and originally called Wonderland Shopping City, it was known for years as Crossroads Mall. Now to help bring people back to it, they have named it Wonderland of The Americas. Every Thursday night at 7:00 is free movie night. Each month has a theme. August is Alfred Hitchcock month, featuring great classics like Vertigo, Rear Window, Psycho and The Birds. They start handing out tickets at 6:00 pm. If you are not in line by 6:30, you may not get in (it depends on the movie). Two weeks ago my wife and I went to see Casablanca and it was packed. Last week, the movie was On The Water Front, and it had a nice crowd, but not as large. They have a fun movie trivia quiz before the showing where you can win small items from a merchant at the mall. Last week, my wife correctly answered a question and won a pair of really nice ear rings.

Wonderland also has an amphitheater, where they hold the ultra popular Balcones Heights Jazz Festival every Friday night during the summer months. This attracts 3,000 to 4,000 people at each performance. There are no seats, so bring your lawn chairs. You need to get there by 6:30 or you will not find a good place to sit and see the band. Some people stake their spot out as early as Monday by putting their lawn chairs where they want them. I am told by officials at Wonderland that no one has ever reported a chair being stolen during the week when they do this.

Scott Myers

Broker/Owner of Century 21 Scott Myers

(210) 479-1222 or Toll-Free (888) 868-1222

email: Scott.Myers@Century21.com

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