Century-old theater throws open doors once more

November 28, 2014 6:01 AM

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The chill in the air might have shrunk the crowds for a street dance outside the remodeled Waco Hippodrome on a recent Saturday night, but the lobby was busy, the second-floor café was full, and people seemed thrilled at the newest manifestation of a revitalized downtown Waco.

The century-old Austin Avenue theater, which saw appearances by Abbott & Costello and Elvis Presley through the years, has reopened, drawing on nostalgia and displaying a love for the iconic showplace.

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