Charles talks with Jeffrey Mills, founder & director of the nonprofit Documentary Alliance, which is producing the film "Before the Curtain Rises," which documents the rise & fall of the Interstate Theatre chain in Texas. El Paso's Plaza and Palace (Alambra) Theatres were part of the chain, and the restoration of the Plaza Theatre plays a central role in the film. Jeffrey talks about why the movie theatre palaces were just as important to the movie-going experience as the movies themselves.
An Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign is currently underway to finish production on the film. You can contribute at http://www.interstatetheatres.com/.
Learn more about the Documentary Alliance at http://www.documentaryalliance.org/.
Aired Nov. 23, 2013.