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TeePee Drive-In goes up for sale again

TeePee Drive-In goes up for sale again

The long-closed TeePee Drive-In on an original alignment of Route 66 in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, is on the market again, according to KJRH-TV in Tulsa, after a brief ray of hope for its revival a few years ago faded. The asking…

Sky-View Drive-In put up for sale

Sky-View Drive-In put up for sale

The historic Sky-View Drive-In theater along Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, has been put on the market for $275,000. The theater is listed through the Goodman Agency in Carlinville, Illinois. According to the Realtor, the Sky-View underwent a $77,000 conversion…

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band to play at Birthplace of Route 66 Festival

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, along with special guest Pure Prairie League, will perform Aug. 14 at the historic Gillioz Theatre during the Birthplace of Route 66 Festival in Springfield, Missouri, according to the Springfield News-Leader. The country-rock band, which…

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…

Historic theater in South Pasadena sold

The historic but closed Rialto Theatre in South Pasadena, California, has been sold to a developer with a history of renovating and reopening old buildings in downtown Los Angeles, reported the Los Angeles Times. Izek Shomof wants to turn the…

Rialto Square Theatre will get a new marquee

The historic Rialto Square Theatre along Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois, soon will receive a new marquee and will repaint itsĀ iconic vertical sign thanks to a $350,000 gift from a local construction firm owner, reported The Herald-News. The new marquee…

Baxter Springs theater nominated to National Register

The Ritz Theater, a former movie house on Route 66 in Baxter Springs, Kansas, has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release from the Kansas Historical Society. The building is at 1145 N.…

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