Midway Drive-In

11826 Highway 86,
Quitaque, TX 79255

250 cars

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Midway Drive-In

The Midway Drive-In is located east of Quitaque, “midway” between Turkey and Quitaque, Texas. This drive-in opened in 1955 with a capacity for 250 cars. It was operated by C.C. Hamm & Harry Burnhill who operated the Gem Theatre in Turkey.

In 1987 the Midway Drive-In closed and remained closed for thirteen years. Under new ownership it opened again in May of 2000. The Midway Drive-In did not open for the 2005 season but has reopened since 2006. It was closed again at the end of the 2011 season. Unable to afford the purchase of digital projectors, it never reopened.

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irpworks on October 1, 2006 at 6:25 pm

They were open Summer of 2006.

irpworks on September 4, 2007 at 12:34 am

Drove passed the Midway on 9/1/2007 and they were open this season.

coolfinds on August 11, 2010 at 11:44 pm

The Midway Drive-in opened up with new owners in 2009. They are open again in 2010 and it appears they will be open every season for now on! Here is their new website: www.midwaydrive-intexas.com

jwmovies on October 25, 2012 at 2:08 am

Closed…AGAIN! No listing on Google or Yellow Pages.. The website says ‘See you summer 2012’ not 2013!

Chris1982 on October 9, 2014 at 11:54 pm

The Midway should be listed as closed, the website is defunct and the telephone is no longer in service. The address: 11826 Texas 86, Quitaque, TX 79255

dansdriveintheater on October 21, 2018 at 4:44 am

address given leads to racetrack not a drive-in theater

MichaelKilgore on April 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm

Billboard, March 28, 1953: “C. C. Hamm, Quitaque, Tex., and Harry Barnhill, Turkey, Tex., have started construction of a new 200-car capacity drive-in between those two cities. Each operates a standard theater in those towns."

coolfinds on October 23, 2020 at 6:02 pm

The Midway ended up not opening in 2012. That was the year everything transitioned to digital. The owners did not have enough coming in to pay for a all new digital projector system. It’s a shame, I really liked that old drive-in. Perhaps someone will take it over and restore it in the future.

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