After starting and running a successful theater converted from a pool hall, entrepreneur Sam Schwartz built the Aztec Theater in 1915. Contractor and architect was Leonard F. Seed. The architectural style is termed "Mayan Revival." Early years saw silent films and vaudeville acts performed in the Aztec.
Schwartz remained in the theater business through the "talkies" and until his death in 1969. After Sam's death the theater was managed by his son, Arnold I. Schwartz, and his son-in-law, Lloyd T. Munter. It was later managed by his grandson, Maurice P. Munter. In 1991 another grandson, William J. Munter, utilized the space for his law office and refurbished the old theater, which is now used for live performances, movies, and rental for civic events.