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Pixar short film uses Route 66 motel as its setting

An upcoming short film by Pixar Animation Studios, “Sanjay’s Super Team,” uses a Route 66 motel as its setting. That’s because the short’s director, Sanjay Patel, saw his parents buy and operate Route 66’s Lido Motel in San Bernardino, California, according…

‘The Blue Whale’ film will be made at its namesake

‘The Blue Whale’ film will be made at its namesake

A former Tulsa-area resident is returning home this summer to shoot a movie titled “The Blue Whale” — some of it at the Route 66 landmark by the same name in Catoosa, Oklahoma. According to the Tulsa World, Jonathan Rossetti,…

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

Romeoville art fair will include Bob Waldmire tribute

The inaugural Route 66 Kiwanis Art Fair in Romeoville, Illinois, on Aug. 22 will include a tribute to late Route 66 artist Bob Waldmire. The fair will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Edward Hospital…

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

Albuquerque board approves ‘condotel’ plan for De Anza

The Albuquerque Development Commission on Thursday approved an $8.2 million plan to convert the long-closed De Anza Motor Lodge into a condominium and hotel hybrid, according to Albuquerque Business First. It won out over four other proposals, including a $12.4…

Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

Coleman Theatre will screen double feature of silent movies

The historic Coleman Theatre Beautiful in Miami, Oklahoma, will present two century-old silent films with Dennis James on the theater’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ. The two hour-long films from 1915 are “The Cheat” and “A Fool There Was” — both of…

New documentary delves into Nob Hill’s history

New documentary delves into Nob Hill’s history

A new, 12-minute documentary was produced about the Nob Hill neighborhood of Albuquerque, which set to mark its 100th anniversary next year. This video contains some boosterism, but it also has a lot of history and vintage photos about that…

De Anza being used in a Tina Fey movie

De Anza being used in a Tina Fey movie

Found this little brief on KRQE-TV in Albuquerque: A historic Route 66 sight (sic) is now the background for a movie set […] the De Anza Motor Lodge on Central is part of the new Tina Fey movie shooting here…

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