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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…

“Painted Desert Trading Post” documentary is online

“Painted Desert Trading Post” documentary is online

KC Keefer’s 18-minute documentary, “Painted Desert Trading Post,” about the long-closed Route 66 landmark of the same name in eastern Arizona, went live on YouTube at midday Sunday. The film, hosted by Route 66 researcher Nick Gerlich, is part history…

Did ‘Back to the Future’ get an idea from Blue Swallow Motel?

Did ‘Back to the Future’ get an idea from Blue Swallow Motel?

A longtime reader, Greg Holmes of Ace Jackalope fame, was at a theater screening the 1985 hit movie “Back to the Future” when he saw something familiar. In a scene were Marty is in 1955, there is a sign for…

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Los Angeles cafe was shown in Christmas film

Not many people know this, but a historic restaurant along Route 66 in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles was used in a prominent scene in the 2004 movie “Surviving Christmas,” starring Ben Affleck. According to Los Angeles Magazine:…

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