Communications began production on the documentary film in November of
1996. One of the primary goals of this early photography was to capture
oral histories from some of the pioneers of Interstate. The producers
also photographed several of the most magnificently restored Interstate
theaters,the Majestic in Dallas, and Interstate's largest and most ornate
auditorium, the Majestic in San Antonio.
Some of these clips are lengthy, so they are best viewed with either
a cable modem, DSL, or higher connection.
- Movie Trailer
View the trailer in QuickTime (opens a new window) or Windows Media.
Several Interstate employees speak about how the movie theater
exhibition business has changed from the days when the theater
was as much a star as the movie.
Interstate employees talk about what they feel is the true legacy
of Interstate Theatres, Inc.
Listen to this audio clip from a radio talk show that Karl Hoblitzelle
gave to the Interstate employees during the hard times for the
company after the consent decree and with the new challenge of
the medium of television.
Take a tour of the Plaza Theater in 1996...still abandoned, but
beautiful, and hear from Nestor Valencia from the El Paso Community
Foundation about why it must be saved.
Here some amazing and humorous stories about the history of Interstate.
What was it like to go to these movie palaces during the golden
age of movies? Listen to several Interstate employees tell their
Producer/Director Jeffrey Mills is interviewed on Houston's Cable
Channel 51 about the Interstate Documentary Film.
For a special program produced by KTSM, the NBC television affiliate
in El Paso, Producer/Director Jeffrey Mills is interviewed during
his shooting at the Plaza Theater in November of 1996.
of Texas Clip
When the Texas Centennial Celebration found itself with insufficient
funds to operate, Karl Hoblitzelle came to the rescue with both a
large donation and a film that he produced about the state he loved
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