Midway Drive-In Theather - Quitaque, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerraViators
N 34° 22.510 W 100° 58.578
14S E 318286 N 3805525
Quick Description: Midway Drive-In Theater
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2016 5:40:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMQXWF
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member SearchN
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Long Description:
Half way between the small west Texas towns of Turkey and Quitague (pronounced kitty-kway)is the closed 1955 Midway Drive-In Theater. Midway drive-ins were common between two small towns or cities in order to cover a larger sales area. The Midway, with a capacity for 250 cars, showed its last movie in 1987 but was purchased and restored in 2000. Unfortunately, it closed again in 2005. It opened a third time in 2009 but closed in 2011 and was one of only 545 operating drive-in theaters. The Drive-in ran for over five years until it closed again due to a dearth of 33mm film prints available to the industry. Hollywood's transition to digital distribution was the end of the Midway.
Current condition: Still standing (could be re-opened)

Address:
11826 TX Hwy. 86
Quitaque, TX USA
79255


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Web Page: Not listed

Drive-In For Sale!: Not listed

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