To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing on behalf of the Interstate Documentary Project,
a media documentation of Interstate Theatres, Inc. and its founder
and lifetime president, Karl Hoblitzelle. The Project also seeks
to document the present day efforts of El Paso, Texas to save
and restore the last remaining Interstate theater, The Plaza.
As CEO of an organization with a membership that daily strives
to rescue, restore, and reuse North America's historic theatres,
I cannot overstate the importance of documenting our great remaining
heritage theatres. The Project, as proposed will:
a visual history of an important regional film exhibitor and
and promote the restoration of El Paso's important Plaza theatre;
- In general,
provide theatre restorationists further data and support with
an important advocacy and fundraising tool for their restoration
an important educational tool to help inform the general public
about the importance of their heritage and remaining heritage
You may want
to know that the League of Historic American Theatres (LHAT) is
a network of theatres that are historical in nature, have been
(or are about to be) rescued by their communities, and, once again
made viable parts of their community's social, educational and
economic infrastructure. We are dedicated to the sustainability
of these landmark buildings.
Our members also include restoration professionals such as the
architectural teams that restored the New Amsterdam Theatre and
Ford Center for the Performing Arts in New York City as well as
almost 300 historic theatres.
On behalf of the League, I encourage your support of this important
project. Should you have any particular questions regarding our
support or this organization, please feel free to call me.
With best regards,