Route 66 News

City Museum founder dies in industrial accident

Bob Cassilly, founder of the popular City Museum in St. Louis, died in an apparent construction accident Monday on the north side of town, reported the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The newspaper reported that Cassilly died while operating a bulldozer at…

Tough miles ahead for old theaters, drive-ins

Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune tells about an upcoming development that likely will lead to a rough era for drive-in theaters and older movie houses — digital film distribution. According to the article, the Route 66 Twin Drive-In in Springfield,…

Relighting date of Luna Cafe sign announced

The official relighting ceremony of a refurbished Luna Cafe neon sign in Mitchell, Ill., will be about 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, according to organizers. That time is approximate, depending on how cloudy it is at dusk. According to data from sunrisesunset.com,…

Springfield festival sees record numbers

The 10th annual International Route 66 Mother Road Festival this weekend in Springfield, Ill., saw a record number of entrants, according to a Sunday evening report by the Springfield State Journal-Register. Festival president Kim Rosendahl said 1,186 people, an increase…

The Albuquerque collection of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”

A few segments of the Food Network’s popular show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” have escaped my attention. Here’s one I’ve collected of the ones that are on Route 66 in Albuquerque. The Standard Diner: Monte Carlo Liquors & Steak House:…

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