6/7/04

New interviews were added to the project. Three people who had worked with, or had close ties to, Interstate were filmed in Houston's last operating Interstate Theatre, the Landmark River Oaks.

Dan Sessions, who initially inspired the producer to undertake the film, had been an usher at Houston's most opulent Interstate movie palace, the Majestic. Dan now works in Houston as a audio producer for the commercial and documentary market.

Charles Krohn is a well loved acting member of Houston's Alley Theatre troupe, and began his career in the theatre as an usher, then assistant manager, at Houston's Interstate Alabama and Tower Theatre. Even Charles's mother worked for Interstate as the Tower Theatre's cashier.

Joe Leydon is a respected movie critic and author who regularly writes a column for Variety and has also written movie reviews for the San Francisco Examiner, The Los Angeles Times, Newsday, New York Daily News, and the Houston Post. Joe grew up in New Orleans and regularly visited one of Interstate's few out-of-Texas venues, the Saenger. His book "Joe Leydon's Guide to Essential Movies You Must See" will be published in August 2004 by Michael Wiese Productions.

 


   
 
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