Midway Drive-In

1010 FM 1579 and US 90,
Schulenburg, TX 78956

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Midway Drive-In

Joe D. Blinka of the Riverside Outdoor Theatre in Smithville announced the Midway Drive-In in 1952. He launched the Midway Drive-In Theatre three miles west of the city on Highway 90. It opened April 9, 1953. Advertisements appeared into 1966.

Contributed by dallasmovietheaters

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Kenmore on March 14, 2019 at 10:32 am

A 1964 aerial shows no evidence of a drive-in west of Schulenburg that I can find.

There was a drive-in just east of Shulenburg at 1010 FM1579.

You can still see the faint hint of the outline and ramps today. I’m not saying that this is the Midway Drive-In, but I was able to find this one.


dansdriveintheater on March 14, 2019 at 3:02 pm

found it today only the faint outlines and ramps remain!


Kenmore on March 14, 2019 at 3:10 pm

The area that dansdriveintheater depicts does not show any evidence that a drive-in existed in that location.

A 1964 aerial, which was during the time the drive-in was in operation, shows only a house and a field.

dallasmovietheaters on March 14, 2019 at 7:37 pm

Good job all. The newspaper says “west of the city” but it’s clearly to the East in the aerial view at 1010 FM 1579 at US 90 and near Humplik Lane.

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