Holiday movies are coming to San Antonio drive-in theater
SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in Texas and you may be feeling a little restless at home. If you’re looking for a way to get out of the house in a socially-distanced way, you might consider a drive-in movie. The Drive-In at Fiesta Texas, hosted by Rooftop Cinema Club is located just outside the front gates of Six Flags Fiesta Texas and is showing holiday classics throughout the rest of the world’s longest year. Here is the upcoming fall lineup, provided by Rooftop Cinema Club:November 27 - “Elf” and “Beetlejuice”November 28 - “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” “E.T. Rooftop Cinema will host $5 “Community Screenings” for those area residents who have been impacted by COVID-19 and also those in support of Black Lives Matter.
Holiday in the Park returning to Six Flags Fiesta Texas with Christmas lights, ‘larger-than-life’ props
SAN ANTONIO – Ghouls and goblins have been replaced with Christmas trees and "massive stacks of presents” at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Six Flags on Monday announced Fiesta Texas will still host Holiday in the Park this year despite a surge in COVID-19 cases across the U.S., but things may look a little different. Fiesta Texas will have no indoor shows this year, but the park will have outdoor holiday decor, millions of LED lights and socially distanced meets-and-greets with characters. Officials with the amusement park chain say the modified version of Holiday in the Park gives guests an “immersive and thrilling holiday celebration in a safe, outdoor environment.”Holiday in the Park is one of several places in San Antonio to see holiday lights. Along with the lights, Fiesta Texas will have Christmas trees, giant ornaments, “massive stacks of presents” and “larger-than-life toys" for photo opportunities.
5 Socially distant fall festivities in San Antonio
Haunted houses and pumpkin patches around San Antonio have been opened since early October. Here are places around San Antonio that offer a safe way to enjoy spooky season:13th floor Haunted HousePhoto courtesy of 13 Floors San AntonioLocation: 1203 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205The name of this haunted house holds a legend behind it. Ripley’s Haunted AdventureLocation: 329 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, Texas 78205Rated the #1 haunted house in San Antonio, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, tells their visitors to expect to be scared every second you are in the mansion. Good News pumpkin patchLocation: 11020 Old Corpus Christi Hwy San Antonio, Texas 78223This pumpkin patch is a family friendly event with low cost activities for the whole family. Six Flags HallofestLocation: 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257They have two different sections: Thrills by Day and Chills by Night.lakefrontollu.com
Things to do, see in San Antonio for a socially distanced Halloween
Many attractions around San Antonio are planning for scary business as usual — under social distancing guidelines, that is. The San Antonio Zoo, Six Flag Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld San Antonio are among the places offering a modified version of Halloween activities due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ripley’s Haunted Adventure San Antonio: The Alamo Plaza attraction that bills itself as “San Antonio’s longest-running haunted house” remains open year-round. San Antonio Zoo: Zoo Boo! is included with admission into the San Antonio Zoo, but is free for annual pass holders and members.
San Marcos to reopen river access, city parks after ‘steady decline’ in COVID-19 cases
SAN MARCOS, Texas – It’s double good news for San Marcos as city officials announced they are reopening river access and most city parks because the city “has experienced a steady decline in active [COVID-19] cases and a sustained low number of new cases with fewer hospitalizations.”Public facilities, riverfront parks, neighborhood park playgrounds, athletic complexes, tennis and basketball courts are expected to open Sept. 16 at 8 a.m. and the Children’s Park Playscape is expected to reopen Sept. 18. Capes Park, Thompson’s Island, and Rio Vista pool will remain closed, according to San Marcos city officials. Access to park amenities like picnic tables and pavilions will still be limited and barbecue grills and pop-up shelters are not permitted, city officials said. Parks expected to open are:BicentennialChildren’s ParkCity ParkCrook ParkDog BeachPlaza ParkRamon Lucio ParkRio VistaStokes ParkVeramendiVeteran’s Memorial ParkWildlife Annex ParkThe Lion’s Club Tube Rental and other tubing outfitters remain closed due to an executive order issued by Gov. Abbott saysSan Antonio Drive-In at Fiesta Texas releases fall movies lineupTrick-or-Treat from your car at Drive-Thru Zoo Boo at San Antonio ZooGiant corn maze opening near San Antonio in September
Metallica fans to be partially refunded after missing portion of drive-in concert at Fiesta Texas
SAN ANTONIO – The omission of a large chunk of Metallica’s drive-in concert was sad but true for the fans who made their way to Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Saturday night, but the band isn’t leaving them cheated. A spokesperson said fans will receive a $50 refund of their $115-per-vehicle admission. Encore Drive-In announced the concert, which was shot especially for the drive-in series in Northern California and edited for the show, on Aug. 10. Encore Drive-In has not yet released a statement to KSAT.com and has not said why the opening set and first three Metallica songs were missing. The San Antonio Current, which first reported the story, said fans missed about an hour total of the drive-in performances.
5 Fun Finds: App to check WiFi signal at home, Metallica whiskey + more
SAN ANTONIO Need something fun to do? We have you covered with 5 Fun Finds we discovered this week:BONUS: Metallica is on the big screen at The Drive-In at Fiesta Texas this Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $115 per car (up to six people) and admission includes up to four digital downloads of Metallicas S&M2 album. Watch the video above for Mike and Fionas reaction to each of these finds. SA Live airs weekdays at 1 p.m. on KSAT 12 TV, ksat.com and the KSAT TV app for smartphones, smart TVs, Roku and Fire Stick.
Hallowfest will return to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, but without haunted houses or indoor shows
SAN ANTONIO Halloween is still a go for now but it wont look quite the same at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. The amusement park has set the dates of Hallowfest for Sept. 19-Nov. 1, with a series of socially-distanced events in place. But fans will notice a major change this year: no indoor mazes, haunted houses or indoor shows due to COVID-19. 1, a show at Sundance Theater in Crackaxle Canyon, and Terror at Teatro at Teatro Fiesta. Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington will also hold a Hallowfest this year.
A roundup of social distancing-friendly events, places in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO From art to drive-in movie screenings to kayaking, now is the time to head outdoors and see what San Antonio has to offer, even during a pandemic. See a list below for some additional social distancing-friendly events and places in San Antonio. Drive-thru at San Antonio ZooDrive-thru sessions are still being held on Fridays and Saturdays in August. Volunteers, artists and Centro San Antonio staff painted words that celebrate dark skin in the streets around Travis Park. For a full list of state parks within driving distance of San Antonio, click here.
Tickets for Garth Brooks drive-in concert at Fiesta Texas, New Braunfels theaters go on sale Friday
SAN ANTONIO Garth Brooks is coming to San Antonio next week in a digital format. Tickets to see the country superstars concert, which will be broadcast at 300 drive-in theaters across the nation, went on sale at 10 a.m. Friday. The June 27 concert will be shown at Six Flags Fiesta Texas at 11:15 p.m. and at The Stars and Stripes Drive-In at New Braunfels at 9 p.m.Tickets are $100 per vehicle and there is a limit to six people per vehicle. Rooftop Cinema Club releases movie lineup for San Antonio Drive-In at Fiesta TexasThe event will adhere to social distancing guidelines and will follow state and local health mandates, according to the Associated Press. Brooks said in a statement to the AP that the drive-in concert allows us all to get back to playing live music without the uncertainty of what would be the result to us as a community.Read also:Drag shows go digital in South TexasSix Flags Fiesta Texas to reopen on June 19
Not all July 4th celebrations are canceled. Heres where to watch fireworks around San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO Despite a pandemic, not all Fourth of July fireworks celebrations have been canceled in 2020, but masks and hand sanitizer will most likely make appearances at each socially distanced party. In San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is still planning on holding a fireworks display, as the park will reopen on Friday, June 19. San Antonios 4th of July celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park canceled due to COVID-19Here are the latest plans for fireworks display around San Antonio and New Braunfels for July 4. Leon ValleyThe city has canceled its 26th annual Fourth of July events including the annual parade, fireworks, and the Leon Valley Historical Societys Pioneer Firecracker 5K Morning Run. San Antonios 4th of July celebration at Woodlawn Lake Park canceled due to COVID-19The celebration is a city of San Antonio-sanctioned event.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas hiring for hundreds of positions
SAN ANTONIO After announcing a reopening date amid the coronavirus pandemic, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is seeking to hire hundreds of employees. Fiesta Texas said Friday it is hiring for positions in park services, admissions, food service, rider operations, games, lifeguard and more as it prepares to reopen on June 19, according to a news release. The release states the company offers paid training, retail discounts, free admission for friends and family and other employee events. People can apply at sixflags.com/jobs after selecting Fiesta Texas.Six Flags Fiesta Texas to reopen on June 19The amusement park will reopen at a reduced level from June 19-21 to members and season pass holders. Six Flags announces facemasks will be required for guests, employees once parks reopen
Six Flags announces facemasks will be required for guests, employees once parks reopen
Everyone older than 2 years old will be required to wear face masks throughout the day, the release states. On Tuesday, Six Flags announced its first reopening: Frontier City in Oklahoma City that will open June 5. Six Flags announced new safety protocols, including the requirement of face masks and social distancing, that will be in place at all parks once they reopen. (Six Flags)Six Flags announced new safety protocols, including the requirement of face masks and social distancing, that will be in place at all parks once they reopen. (Six Flags)Six Flags announced new safety protocols, including the requirement of face masks and social distancing, that will be in place at all parks once they reopen.
New reservation system put in place at Six Flags theme parks to ensure proper social distancing
SAN ANTONIO – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is putting a new system in place when they reopen to ensure proper social distancing. According to a press release, the new guest reservation system is the new process that will allow parks to manage daily attendance levels and avoid overcrowding in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control recommendations. Fiesta Texas donates food, toilet paper to food bank and hospitalThe day before your visit you will get an email confirming your reservation. The reservation process is not open yet but will be activated once park reopening dates are announced. Six Flags Fiesta Texas and other Six Flags parks were closed in March as COVID-19 cases began to increase.
’It’s not a game:’ Boerne mayor passionately speaks out on importance of social distancing
BOERNE, Texas – Boerne Mayor Tim Handren isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to addressing the public in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Handren took to Facebook Live Monday morning and seemed perplexed by the fact that some people still weren’t practicing social distancing. “There are some people that frankly still don’t believe this is real, which I don’t get," Handren said. HANDREN LIVE: Mayor Tim Handren has an update on the situation in Boerne regarding COVID-19. Posted by City of Boerne - City Government on Monday, March 30, 2020COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019.
Fiesta Texas, other Six Flags theme parks extend closures due to coronavirus
SAN ANTONIO – Six Flags Entertainment Corporation will extend the closure of its theme parks, including Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, due to the effects of the novel coronavirus. The parks will remain closed until at least mid-May, the theme park operator announced Monday. San Antonio parks could be forced to close after groups are seen congregatingThe changes still allow employees to keep their existing health plans, the company said. COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new virus, stands for coronavirus disease 2019. The disease first appeared in late 2019 in Wuhan, China, but spread around the world in early 2020, causing the World Health Organization to declare a pandemic in March.
12 signs that it's back-to-school time in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - School is in session and that means changes are coming as summer ends and kids head back to the classroom. Read More: 12 new Texas laws going into effect Sept. 12. Don't forget school zones: Make sure to monitor the blinking school zone lights and slow down. Last-minute shoppers: Department stores, the mall and H-E-B can be overcrowded with parents doing some back-to-school shopping. We have are here to let you know all the latest news, weather and traffic before you head out the door.
As a boy, he went to Spurs games at the Hemisfair Arena and remembers when Six Flags was just Fiesta Texas. Robert now gets to celebrate the modern and cutting edge San Antonio every day as a member of the SA Live team. Robert was able to travel across the country and the world during his college years, but just couldn't stay away from home. Robert started his career at KSAT more than 10 years ago. He started as a prompter operator, to director, to promotions producer and now SA Live producer.