Midway Drive-In

3541 E. Center Street,
North Kingsville, OH 44068

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Midway Drive-In

The Mid-Way (or Midway) Drive-In was active by April 1955, when its owner, Foster Hathaway, after an auto accident per a note in Motion Picture Daily. A 1956 handbill described the drive-in as “Midway between Ashtabula and Conneaut”. Famed photographer John Margolies took a picture of the Midway’s marquee in 1977; that photo is in a Library of Congress collection.

The Motion Picture Almanac listed it with a 400-car capacity under Kingsville.

Contributed by Michael Kilgore

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50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on August 18, 2019 at 8:08 am

The Intermission Snipe Of The Shea’s Midway Still Survives At The Drexel In Bexley Along With An Unknown Sky-Vue Location That Still Survives Throughout The Early 1970s. Which According To One Video That A Guy From Australia Saved A Reel Of Different Snipes. The Sky-Vue Snipe Says In An Futura Text Like Most Theaters And Drive-Ins Throughout The 50s/60s (The Futura/HGS Texts Are Popular For Drive-Ins And Normal Theaters Way Back In The Early 1960’s): “Each Sunday Through April 11th, 1970”.

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