of the greatest resources for a documentary film do not come from established
archives or libraries, but from the people who lived the history. If you can
share any of the things listed below, our story will be so much richer and our
mission to preserve the memory of Interstate for the next generation will succeed.
We are seeking help from former Interstate employees, theater-goers, and
theater enthusiasts in the following areas:
Do you have any theater paraphernalia such as lobby cards, ticket books, copies
of The Interstater Newsletter, etc. that you could share with us. We will
photograph or scan items and return your originals.
Do you have photos of Interstate theaters or individuals associated with the
company? The producers can pay for shipping of photos to our headquarters
in Houston where they will be scanned and promptly returned. If you have concerns
about mailing valuable items, confer with us. We may be able to scan your
collection at your location if our researchers or film crews plan to be in
Films or Videos
Do you have any original 16mm or 8mm footage or good quality video transfers
of film about Interstate? This could be either official company footage or
home movies made by employees or enthusiasts. Home movies are especially valuable
as they capture unique perspectives of the company's operation or what it
was like to go to the movies at an Interstate theater in the golden era of
motion picture exhibition. Also, do you have any Interstate movie trailers
that were shown in the theaters about ticket specials, special events, or
ads for concessions? We will transfer these films to video and return your
Do you have Interstate advertisements, movie posters, or other Interstate
related printed items. As with the photos described above, we can pay for
shipping of these materials to our headquarters in Houston where they will
be scanned and promptly returned.
Do you have copies of music or radio programs that had to do with Interstate.
Talk to us about sharing these items with us. We will make a dub of the audio
program and return your original promptly.
Do you have any Interstate documents that relate to the history or operation
of the Interstate Theatre Circuit? You may share this information via fax
Do you have, or know of someone who has, unique memories or stories about
Interstate. We may want to interview you on camera or record an audio oral
history. Also, we may want to put your story on the Web site in the Theater
Leads on the theaters of Interstate
The producers will be shooting at many of the restored Interstate theaters.
Are there any Interstate theater buildings or drive-ins that are still in
operation, converted, or still standing but not operational that we may want
to know about?
If you can help us in any of the above categories, please contact us as soon
as possible at 713-661-6677 or by e-mail at email@example.com
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