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Michael Wallis inducted to Circle Cinema Walk of Fame

Michael Wallis inducted to Circle Cinema Walk of Fame

Michael Wallis, author of the best-selling “Route 66: The Mother Road” and the voice of the Sheriff of Radiator Springs in the Disney-Pixar “Cars” movies, recently was inducted into the Walk of Fame at the Circle Cinema in Tulsa. Wallis…

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Book review: Charles Phoenix’s “Addicted to Americana”

Book review: Charles Phoenix’s “Addicted to Americana”

If you wondered whether famed pop-culture enthusiast Charles Phoenix included Route 66 attractions in his latest book, “Addicted to Americana” (180 pages, hardcover, illustrated, Prospect Park Books), all you have to do is glance at its cover. It contains an…

You may help land a grant to rehab the Formosa Cafe

You may help land a grant to rehab the Formosa Cafe

With the help of Route 66 enthusiasts, the historic Formosa Cafe in West Hollywood, California, could be rehabilitated for the enjoyment of future Mother Road travelers and Hollywood stars. American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street…

Avalon Theatre in McLean torn down

Avalon Theatre in McLean torn down

The historic but long-closed Avalon Theatre in downtown McLean, Texas, was torn down Saturday. Leigh Ann Isbell of McLean, listed as manager of the nearby Devil’s Rope Barbwire Museum in town, posted this photo on Facebook of the theater being razed,…

Fundraising goal met to fix Boots Court’s hail-damaged neon

Fundraising goal met to fix Boots Court’s hail-damaged neon

Only five days after it launched, a GoFundMe campaign to repair architectural neon lighting at the Boots Court in Carthage, Missouri, met its goal of $4,000. That was the estimated cost to fix the neon, which was damaged by a severe…

Boots Court, 66 Drive-In suffer hail damage

Boots Court, 66 Drive-In suffer hail damage

At least two Route 66 landmarks — the Boots Court motel and the 66 Drive-In theater — suffered extensive damage from a severe hailstorm early Sunday, mostly to their neon lighting. KTTS radio showed a photo of hailstones at least…

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

Artist who works in miniature gets part of his inspiration from Route 66

An Albuquerque artist who makes exacting miniature models of buildings and vehicles from the past acknowledged old Route 66 gives him some of his inspiration. In a profile in the Albuquerque Journal about Tim Prythero, one section of the story focuses on…

Church will operate South Pasadena’s Rialto Theatre

Church will operate South Pasadena’s Rialto Theatre

The historic Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena, California, will be operated by the popular Mosaic church in nearby Los Angeles. Escott O. Norton, founder and president of the Friends of the Rialto preservation group, confirmed in a Facebook post this week…

66 Drive-In in Carthage changes owners

66 Drive-In in Carthage changes owners

The 66 Drive-In theater in Carthage, Missouri, is changing owners for the first time in about 30 years. Fortunately, the new proprietors are familiar with how the place is run. The Carthage Press reports the the longtime owners of the…

Route 66 license-plate wall planned near Edgewood

Route 66 license-plate wall planned near Edgewood

The folks at RETRO — Relive the Route plan to build a massive wall along Route 66 near Edgewood, New Mexico, made of New Mexico license plates in the form of a New Mexico Route 66 map. The wall will…

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