September 24, 2003

Mr. Jeffrey Mills
lo Communications
5310 Bissonnet
Bellaire, Texas 77401

Dear Mr. Mills:

Thank you for informing us of your Interstates Theatres' documentary project. Greater Houston Preservation Alliance is committed to promoting the preservation and appreciation of Houston's historic architectural and cultural resources. Projects such as yours are of great interest to our organization.

Interstate Theatres played an important role in Houston history. Unfortunately, few of the buildings survive and only one, the River Oaks, continues to operate as a movie theater. The loss of these theaters makes the documentation of their history all the more important. Your program and the proposed website could help Houstonians appreciate the historical value of the remaining Interstate buildings and understand the significance of the local landmarks we have lost.

It is important that any potential underwriters understand that the documentary and website are your projects. As an advocacy group, Greater Houston Preservation Alliance does not make financial contributions to other organizations, and funding for the Interstate Theatres documentary does not provide financial support for GHPA.

I'm sure our members will be very interested in seeing the completed documentary. The finished product could also qualify for our annual Good Brick Awards, so please keep us advised of your progress.

Good luck in this endeavor.



Ramona Davis Executive Director

712 Main Street, Suite 110 Houston, Texas 77002-3207 Phone: 713/216-5000 Fax: 713/216-2143 E-mail:

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