300 drive-in theaters to screen a one-night-only concert of Garth Brooks

Country music superstar Garth Brooks will perform a one-night-only show at 300 drive-in theaters across the United States, including one at the Admiral Twin Drive-In in Tulsa, a Route 66 landmark. The show will be beamed to the theaters beginning at dusk on June 27. Some details weren't known, but several drive-in theaters stated the … Continue reading 300 drive-in theaters to screen a one-night-only concert of Garth Brooks

66 Drive-In in Carthage will be one of the venues on TobyMac, Newsboys tour

In another sign drive-in theaters are becoming an alternative for music tours during the coronavirus pandemic, Christian music artists TobyMac and Newsboys have booked shows at 16 drive-ins this summer, including at the 66 Drive-In in Carthage, Missouri. The all-ages show at the 66 Drive-In will be July 11, gates opening at 6:30 p.m., and … Continue reading 66 Drive-In in Carthage will be one of the venues on TobyMac, Newsboys tour

Boots Court in Carthage officially put up for sale

The historic Boots Court motel along Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri, officially was put up for sale Wednesday with an asking price of $210,000. The Route 66 landmark at 107 S. Garrison Ave. is listed by The Hunter Team of nearby Joplin. UPDATE 6/2/2020: The link expired; the new link is here. The description: Boots … Continue reading Boots Court in Carthage officially put up for sale

66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

The 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Missouri, and Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield, Illinois, will open belatedly for the season Friday after the coronavirus delayed it by several weeks. According to its website, the 66 Drive-In will screen "Doolittle" and "I Still Believe." The 66 will be the only movie venue in that part of … Continue reading 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage, Sky View Drive-In in Litchfield will open Friday

One business’ suffering from coronavirus, travel ban

A Joplin, Missouri, television station focused on one Route 66 business in nearby Carthage, Missouri, that's feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and European travel ban. The business taking the brunt of lack of business is the Boots Court, which dates to 1939. KOAM-TV talked to Deborah Harvey, co-owner of the motel: The Boots … Continue reading One business’ suffering from coronavirus, travel ban

66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage used for church services during outbreak

The 66 Drive-In Theater in Carthage, Missouri, is being used for area church services, including Easter Sunday, while the facility remains closed for movie screenings. The theater tentatively planned to reopen for the season on April 17. However, owners Nathan and Amy McDonald told the Joplin Globe they wouldn't screen movies again until the U.S. … Continue reading 66 Drive-In Theatre in Carthage used for church services during outbreak

Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield reopens to overnight travelers

The historic Rockwood Motor Court has reopened to overnight travelers along old Route 66 in Springfield, Missouri. Ozarks Alive has the story: The project is the work of Phyllis Ferguson, a longtime Springfield resident whose mission is revitalization — and not only in form of the motor court, which in part dates to 1929, just … Continue reading Rockwood Motor Court in Springfield reopens to overnight travelers

Family buys long-closed G&E Tire Co. building, DeSoto neon sign in Carthage

A local family recently purchased the long-closed G&E Tire Co. building -- famous for its original DeSoto neon sign -- along Route 66 in Carthage, Missouri. According to the Joplin Globe, Caleb and Annie Patrick bought the building that sits at McGregor and Oak streets, the latter which is Route 66. Caleb found some interesting … Continue reading Family buys long-closed G&E Tire Co. building, DeSoto neon sign in Carthage

66 Drive-In marks 70th year, will host open-air market this weekend

The 66 Drive-In theater in Carthage, Missouri, is marking its 70th year, and it will host an open-air market Saturday and Sunday as the outdoor movie season winds down. According to the National Park Service, it opened Sept. 22, 1949, along Route 66 on Carthage's west side. It closed in 1985, but reopened 13 years … Continue reading 66 Drive-In marks 70th year, will host open-air market this weekend

“Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66

Image of Angel Delgadillo from the "Almost Ghosts" film. "Almost Ghosts," a Spaniard-directed film that won the Best Documentary award during the Arizona International Film Festival earlier this year, will be screened this fall in several historic theaters along Route 66. The film's makers interviewed Angel Delgadillo of Seligman, Arizona; Harley Russell of Erick, Oklahoma; … Continue reading “Almost Ghosts” documentary to screen this fall in historic theaters along Route 66