“Save the Bottle Rocket Motel” event [updated]

Last updated: 27 May 2011, 10:30 pm

Bob stole his car! Last evening, we reported that Texans Andy and Chris were organizing an event to “save” the Days Inn Hillsboro (TX) where parts of Wes Anderson’s first feature, Bottle Rocket, was filmed. Great news: The Dallas Observer has picked up on the story [update: so has The Onion AV Club]. Robert Wilonsky reports:

[Motel co-owener] Bina did not know about the event, which yesterday appeared on The Rushmore Academy website. And she is grateful: “I guess God is listening to me,” she says, again with a laugh. But she’s not sure June 25 is the best date: That, she says, is when the corn harvesters usually arrive — the one time of the year she can count on business. Then again, even that sure thing is far from one now.

In response, Andy and Chris have moved the event to July 9th. Check out the Facebook invite. Be sure to call the hotel directly to book your room (254/582/3493).  To plan your trip itinerary, check out the Bottle Rocket tour site.