Monday, August 3, 2015

News From Along Route 66-- June 2015: Sky-View Drive-In for sale, Mr. C's for Sale, Route 66 Visitors Center in Joplin May Not Happen

JUNE 27TH--  The historic Sky-View Drive-In movie theater in Litchfield, Illinois, is for sale for $275,000  It recently underwent a $77,000 conversion to the digital format, necessary to show today's movies.  It has a 400 car capacity and opened in 1950.  It has been owned for 30 years by Norman and Del Pratt.

I've wanted to see a movie there, but never have.  Hope it is sold and continues as a drive-in.

JUNE 29TH--  Mr. C's Rout Post in Lebanon, Missouri goes up for sale after his recent death.  Owner  Scott Cameron died this past February at age 78.  And again, here's hoping someone buys it and continues his legacy.  I am especially worried about the Route 66 Root beer and pop.

JUNE 30TH--   The nearly century-old gas station in Joplin, Missouri, envisioned as a Route 66 visitors center may not happen as it might have to be torn down because of costs.  The station, located at 1108-1111 Langston Hughs-Broadway was bought last year by the city for $23,000.  It is in a severely dilapidated state.


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