Documentary Playing Now: The Final Day of The Wheel Inn
I'm sure everybody who is a native Sedalian (or well, everybody who was born, say, before 1995) remembers the Wheel Inn Drive In.If you don't know, it was on the corner of Broadway and Limit, and sold some good old fashioned diner food. The place was famous. I seem to recall there were a lot of photos of all sorts of interesting celebrities who had been there.
The hallmark of the Wheel Inn was something lovingly referred to as "The Guberburger". I've told out of towners about this, and almost everybody balks...until they try it. It's a hamburger with peanut butter on it, basically. Now I don't recall anybody ever putting cheese on it, but I do recall lettuce, onions, and mayo. It was one of those things that you just can't forget once you've had it. Well, you can still get one in Sedalia, but.. you know how it is. You miss the old place.
WELL. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the Wheel Inn! And it's being celebrated in fine fashion from now until the 24th with a new documentary called, The Final Day of The Wheel Inn Drive In. Here's the trailer.
You can go see it tonight! It'll be playing at the Heckart Performing Arts Center. That's at the Smith-Cotton High School ( the new one, 2010 Tiger Pride Blvd). It'll be playing every night through July 24th, starting at 6:00 p.m. Then, after that documentary is another one, the one about the famous Ozark Music Festival. Don't worry, the Heckart can seat something over 700 people, so you can probably get tickets at the door.
It looks like a lot of fun, and some great memories might get sparked.