Bellaire, Texas 7740
I was very interested to learn about your project documenting
the history of the Interstate Theatres Circuit. As you know, El
Paso's theater history owes much to Interstate, and in my current
book that deals with the history of theaters in El Paso, I have
found that our city has a long tradition of making theater entertainment
a focal point for the community.
Of course, there is also the current story of the fight to save
Interstate's Plaza Theatre in downtown El Paso. Your decision
to include this story in your film I feel will be an important
case study for all communities struggling with the issues of historic
preservation and the role of the theater in society and in revitalizing
1 support what you are doing with the Interstate Documentary Project
and look forward to helping you realize this film and Internet
outreach to preserve an important part of theater and Texas history.