Contribute To A Forthcoming Documentary On Interstate Theatres

posted by Ross Melnick on August 9, 2002 at 7:07 am

Jeff Mills, the Producer/Director of the forthcoming documentary about the Interstate Theatres circuit, “Before the Curtain Rises”, is looking for anyone with archival material, anecdotal stories, and any other information on the long history of the Texas-based exhibitor.

He writes, “With the recent movement by the El Paso Community Foundation to put a great deal of money into the restoration of the Plaza in El Paso, we have ramped up our efforts to record their efforts and complete the film.”

The production team is currently looking for physical artifacts such as lobby cards, ticket books, copies of The Interstate newsletter, etc., as well as any photos, postcards, film or video, printed material, audio recordings, historical information, and/or oral histories to share. They are also looking for leads on specific theaters which would be of importance either extinct or extant.

Visit their website to watch the documentary’s trailer, as well as access numerous photos, virtual tours, interviews, and much more…

Visit the Interstate Documentary Project website
Visit our small list of Interstate theaters
Email Jeff Mills at

You can also contact Jeff Mills by phone at 713-661-6677.

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