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Share Your Story: Route 66

  • Date: October 14, 2018 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1962 Route 66 filming 

Did you know Lewisville, Texas, is located along the famed highway Route 66? Actually, it isn't. But that didn't stop a production crew from making a stop in Lewisville in January 1962 to tape an episode of the legendary Route 66 television program. Renamed "Kilkenny, Texas" for the episode, Lewisville served as the backdrop for stars Martin Milner, George Maharis, Tuesday Weld, Cloris Leachman, and Burt Reynolds as they filmed scenes across many of the city's iconic sites. Many residents even participated as extras during the shoot.

Do you remember the big event? Did you walk the streets of Kilkenny? Lewisville looks back at this historic event by inviting individuals to come and share their stories from the filming of the episode. Join us for a free reception and a screening of the episode, Love Is a Skinny Kid, and share your memories with us on camera. Have mementos? Bring them! We'd love to see your newspaper clippings, photos, home movies, and more.

RSVP to Kent Boring at 972.219.3740 or kboring@cityoflewisville.com. Can’t attend but want to share your story? We’d still love to hear from you.

Medical City Lewisville Grand Theater is the premier public arts facility in Southern Denton County. The 40,000-square-foot facility features a 296-seat proscenium theater, Black Box theater, dance recital hall, art gallery, five art classrooms and a large courtyard. Medical City Lewisville has a multi-year agreement with the city for naming rights at MCL Grand.

To reach MCL Grand from Interstate 35E, take exit 452 and proceed east on Main Street to Charles Street. MCL Grand will be on the left. Free public parking is available along Main and Church streets, or at Lewisville City Hall.

For details about upcoming events, or rental information for the facility, please visit MCLGrand.com or call 972.219.8446.