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3600 Manor Rd, Austin, TX | Directions 7872330.289146 -97.698446
Neighborhoods: East MLK, MLK
Once Austin's bustling airport, now a special events venue. – The Background
The Robert Mueller Municipal Airport was shut down in 1999, replaced by the new Austin-Bergstrom International Airport off Highway 71. With its huge, empty hangars, the old site has been used to host a variety of events. A huge rave festival was held there in October 1999, the Public Domain Theatre Company used a historic Quonset hut-shaped hangar as a venue for a play, and Cirque du Soleil has used it as a theatrical space.
The future of the airport is falling into the hands of local filmmakers Richard Linklater, Robert Rodriguez, Michael Judge and Elizabeth Avellan. With the Austin Film Society, they hope to convert the space into production offices and sound stages for the future Austin Aero Studios.
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