Remember when you danced the Jitterbug at the End O’ Main? Remember when you heard your first jazz tune in the Third Ward’s Eldorado Club? Houston: Remember When, previously seen on public television and narrated by retired KHOU-TV anchor Steve Smith, takes you back to the 1930’s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Revisit the theaters in the days of silent film when orchestras played along with the movies, and meet O.P. DeWalt, Jr., whose father was the first African American to own and operate a downtown movie theater, the Lincoln. Then, remember when Roy Rogers and Gene Autry entertained fans during the rodeo era in the Sam Houston Coliseum? How about when the Houston Symphony played background music for wrestling matches at the City Auditorium? And, were you there when the Shamrock Hotel opened on St. Patrick’s Day in 1949? Hear the stories, see personal photographs and home movies from Houstonians, and go back to a simpler time.
- Previously aired on public television
- Features an hour and a half of historic film and footage
- Hear from Houstonians who lived during the 1930’s, ‘40s and ‘50s
- Revisit the movie houses downtown, plus all the favorite spots, including Prince’s Drive-In, the Pilgrim Temple and the Stage Door Canteen
- Narrated by retired KHOU-TV news anchor Steve Smith