Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 to hold first induction Aug. 31 at Rialto Square Theatre

The Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 in Joliet will hold its first induction ceremony on Aug. 31 at the city's Rialto Square Theatre after it was postponed from March 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic. The announcement about the ceremony was made Friday on WJOL radio: “Last year’s debut event was postponed due … Continue reading Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 to hold first induction Aug. 31 at Rialto Square Theatre

Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa to mark 70th year with “The Outsiders” screening

The Admiral Twin Drive-In theater in Tulsa will celebrate its 70th anniversary this weekend with special screenings of "The Outsiders," part of which was shot at the historic Route 66 theater. The 1983 movie, based on the classic novel by Tulsa-area resident S.E. Hinton, will be shown Friday, Saturday and Sunday, reported the Tulsa World. … Continue reading Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa to mark 70th year with “The Outsiders” screening

More details emerge about the planned reopening of TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa

A Sapulpa Times report contained more details about the eventual reopening of the long-closed TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. The gist: It's not going to be just a drive-in theater. As previously reported, the Kante Group earlier this year bought the theater, which sits along the Ozark Trail alignment of early Route 66 west of … Continue reading More details emerge about the planned reopening of TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa

Skyview Drive-In theater in Litchfield put up for sale for $420,000

The historic Skyview Drive-In theater along Route 66 in Litchfield, Illinois, has been placed on the market for $420,000. The property is listed with the Barber Murphy Group of Shiloh, Illinois. The theater accommodates up to 700 vehicles. Drive-ins suddenly became more profitable during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a news release posted on the … Continue reading Skyview Drive-In theater in Litchfield put up for sale for $420,000

Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Oklahoma's lieutenant governor on Thursday presided over the dedication of an 8-foot-tall replica of a classic toy robot along Route 66 in Oklahoma City in front of the historic Tower Theatre. This is the second big robot along the Mother Road in Oklahoma. The first is stationed at the Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios on Route … Continue reading Robot on 66 statue installed in Oklahoma City near Tower Theatre

Albuquerque-area officials break ground on Route 66 Visitor Center

Officials from the Albuquerque area on Monday officially broke ground on construction of the Route 66 Visitor Center on Nine Mile Hill on the city's west side. According to KRQE-TV, plans for the visitors center had been percolating for almost 30 years: Since 1992, community leaders in southwest Albuquerque have been working toward the groundbreaking … Continue reading Albuquerque-area officials break ground on Route 66 Visitor Center

TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa gets new owners, may reopen by summer

The long-closed TeePee Drive-In theater west of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, recently landed new owners that seek to reopen it by summer. The Sapulpa Times reported: The Kante Group, part of the family of organizations by local entrepreneur and CEO of SeneGence International Joni Rogers-Kante, had purchased the property and officially closed on it on Thursday, sources … Continue reading TeePee Drive-In in Sapulpa gets new owners, may reopen by summer

Historic Eagle Rock theater in Los Angeles to reopen, along with new video store

The historic Eagle Theatre in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles eventually will reopen with an attached video store after fundraising efforts for the project are completed. The Vidiots Foundation is raising money for the theater's refurbishment. Vidiots also will open a store there with 50,000 DVDs and Blu-ray discs for rent. KABC-TV in … Continue reading Historic Eagle Rock theater in Los Angeles to reopen, along with new video store

Circle Cinema, Admiral Twin in Tulsa will be satellite sites for Sundance Film Festival

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa will be one of the satellite theaters used for next month's Sundance Film Festival. According to the Tulsa World newspaper, the Circle was chosen among 20 theaters across the United States for the acclaimed festival on Jan. 28 to Feb. 3. Twelve films will be screened, alongside programming from … Continue reading Circle Cinema, Admiral Twin in Tulsa will be satellite sites for Sundance Film Festival

Joliet officially reopens Chicago Street, an original alignment of Route 66

The Joliet City Council on Monday marked the official reopening of North Chicago Street in downtown Joliet, Illinois, along with officials from the Joliet City Center Partnership, Joliet Chamber of Commerce and Will County. According to The Times Weekly: “This is an exciting day for all of Joliet as we reopen an iconic street in … Continue reading Joliet officially reopens Chicago Street, an original alignment of Route 66