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 February Program Reminder

Thursday, February 6, 2014
Hall of State - Fair Park
3939 Grand Avenue 

6:00 p.m. - Doors open -cash bar available
6:30 p.m. - Program (approx one hour) 


Register here for this event or call
214-421-4500 ext 101 or  email nora@dallashistory.org

Image courtesy of Lovita Irby

Documentarian Jeffrey Mills has been working on the history of the Interstate Theatre Company,

and will present his research and work on the upcoming documentary Before the Curtain Rises.

The feature-length documentary film is being produced for PBS about the history of going to the

movies and why "going" still matters. It follows the 70-year history of Interstate Theatres, one of the nation's largest and most storied circuits of movie houses, from its birth as a vaudeville chain to its demise in the '70s--a victim of multi-cinemas and urban flight.


Come hear about the rapidly disappearing history of the golden age of cinema and many of the  historic Interstate Theatres in Dallas such as the Majestic, Tower, Forest, Circle, Palace, Esquire, Inwood, and Lakewood. A clip from the documentary will also be shown with the premier of the Documentary on PBS set for the summer of 2014.


Program presented cooperatively by the Dallas Historical Society
and Preservation Dallas

DHS programs sponsored in part by:
City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs 
Take a ride through history and join the DHS for one of its Historic City Tours or Brown Bag Lunch Lectures
2014 Historic Tour Schedule



March 15 - Historic Neighbors with Mike Hazel 

March 25 - From East and South Dallas to Oak Cliff with Rose-Mary Rumbley

March 29 - Downtown Dallas, Then and Now with Mike Hazel

May 3 - Grove Hill Cemetery Walking Tour with Paul McLin and Frances James

May 17 - Oakland Cemetery Walking Tour with Paul McLin and Francis James

May 26 - Running with Bonnie and Clyde with John Neal Phillips

(All lectures begin at noon and are held in 
the Hall of State- Fair Park) 




March 11 - White Rock Lake: Fun on the Water with Sally Rodriquez

April 8 - Historic Sacred Spaces of Dallas with Robert Jaeger

May 13 - A.H. Belo Corporation: The History of Texas Oldest Business Institution with Judith Segura

June 10 - Nurse May Smith and the Origins of Children's Medical Center with Archivist, Mary Hayes

July 8 - Looking for the Garden of Eden in Texas - Utopia! With Rose-Mary Rumbley

August 12 - All Roads Lead to Eastham- Bonnie and Clyde with John Neal Phillips

September 9 -  Los Barrios: History of Mexican American Settlement in Dallas
resented by Dallas Mexican American Historical League


DHS programs sponsored in part by: 
City of Dallas-Office of Cultural Affairs