Route 66 Casino Hotel and the 66 Pit Stop at exit 140 have been featured in some of Hollywood’s biggest films!
Production for the movie Hell or High Water filmed for five days inside Route 66 Casino, which was cleverly named Comanche 66 Casino in the film. Film locations included the casino floor, 360 Lounge, Thunder Road Steakhouse & Cantina and the hotel. This film was recently nominated for an Oscar in several categories: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor – Jeff Bridges, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing. In addition, Hell or High Water was recently named by Cowboys & Indians Magazine one of the Top Ten Films of 2016 for its extraordinary take on the modern-day western film. More information on the movie Hell or High Water can be found by clicking here.
Movie set for Hell of High Water.
Production for the film Logan involved an extension transformation of the 66 Pit Stop. Renamed as Route 70 Mart in the film, the site was transformed beyond recognition. The gas pumps were redesigned to look more futuristic, all the outdoor signage was replaced, and the interior of the store was made to look like it was in Texas, with plenty of props and souvenirs that displayed the Texas flag. Several lucky Laguna Burger employees were selected to be extras cooking in the back ground. This movie premieres in theaters on March 3, 2017. More information on this movie can be found by clicking here.
The Night Shift is an NBC medical drama series. Episodes from Season 3 were filmed in the Thunder Road Table Games Pit, 360 Lounge the main Route 66 Casino entrance and the Route 66 Gift Shop.
Laguna Development Corporation is proud to support the movie industry, which in turns helps to support the state economy.