Midway Theater

1805 Broadway,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 10:38 am

The Midway was a favorite with the Tech student crowd in the 1940s, according to my mother anyway. It was ‘midway’ between Tech and downtown. Beginning in the 1950s it changed names quite a few times—the Centre Theatre, the Gay Nineties, the Tejas, and finally the Varsity. I may have even missed a few names. When I was in college in the 60s, the theater had a deal with Tech to show foreign film festivals (like Ingmar Bergman films) and other ‘art’ and historical films to supplement some of the classes at Tech.

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 20, 2008 at 3:04 pm

Thanks for posting above link Robert!

Don…

irpworks
irpworks on July 20, 2008 at 10:06 am

Photo at this new story in the Lubbock paper:

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DonLewis
DonLewis on August 30, 2007 at 6:35 pm

B&W photo of the MIDWAY courtesy of the Texas Tech Library.

Probably taken around 1940.

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irpworks
irpworks on August 29, 2007 at 12:22 am

Many Lubbock theaters shown. El Capitan; Plaza; Clifton; Lindsey; Cactus; Westerner Drive-In; Corral; Broadway; Midway; Plains Drive-In; Arnett-Benson; Arcadia.

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From the drop-down box choose: Buildings-Commercial-Movie Theaters

Search theatre and drive-in and there are other arial shots of other drive-ins, etc.
ENJOY!

William
William on October 12, 2006 at 5:31 am

The Midway Theatre was listed as seating 500 people.