Director, star of “Bagdad Cafe” talk about film 30 years later

"Bagdad Cafe" director Percy Adlon and its star, CCH Pounder, talked to The Guardian newspaper in London about their cult film 30 years after it was released. The eccentric German film was shot at a Route 66 restaurant, Sidewinder Cafe, near Newberry Springs, California. The Sidewinder wisely changed its name to Bagdad Cafe after the … Continue reading Director, star of “Bagdad Cafe” talk about film 30 years later

DVD review: “The California Promise: Historic Route 66”

Route 66 in the Mojave Desert may look barren, but its past brims with history and stories. That's the takeaway from Unoccupied Route 66's latest film, "The California Promise: Historic Route 66." The 37-minute documentary, again directed by KC Keefer, explores a 100-mile stretch of ghost towns that dotted Route 66 in Southern California's harsh desert. … Continue reading DVD review: “The California Promise: Historic Route 66”

Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

The historic Circle Cinema in Tulsa will screen the cult-classic based on Route 66, "Bagdad Cafe," on Thursday night as part of the Mother Road Revival festivities. The screening of "Bagdad Cafe" is slated for 7 p.m., but a reception will be held at the moviehouse at 5:30 p.m. featuring music from Bandelier and documentary films featuring … Continue reading Circle Cinema in Tulsa to screen “Bagdad Cafe”

A profile of Bagdad Cafe’s owner

A lot of people -- especially Europeans -- know about the Bagdad Cafe in Newberry Springs, California, and its draw as the setting for the 1987 film "Bagdad Cafe." But not many know about Andree Pruett, owner of the Route 66 restaurant for about 20 years. The Victorville Daily Press published a profile of Pruett. … Continue reading A profile of Bagdad Cafe’s owner