Rt. 66 Festival Kicks Off Thursday With Special Movie Presentation

The Route 66 International Festival kicks off in the Joplin area Thursday. Patrick Tuttle of the Joplin Convention and Visitors Bureau tells News Talk KZRG Thursday night there will be a special showing of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" at the Rt. 66 Drive-In in Carthage, with some special guests.

"Michael Wallis, the voice of the Sheriff in "Cars," will be there. Jay Ward is the guardian of the "Cars" franchise for Disney/Pixar, and he'll also be in attendance."

Tickets to the event are sold-out, but there will be many activities in Joplin and Galena Friday and Saturday as well, most of which are free to the public.