Midway Theater

210 W. Plane Street,
Bethel, OH 45106

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Midway Theater

This single-screen vintage movie house located on W. Plane Street in Bethel originally seated 400 when it opened on August 1, 1937. The Midway Theater closed in April 2008 but reopened again in November of the same year. It was closed in December 2015.

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Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on February 14, 2009 at 10:29 am

New nighttime photos. Now I have to make a daytime trip.
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MidwayTheater on April 1, 2009 at 8:26 am

The Midway reopened on 11/21/08 after being closed since 4/3/08. The new operator of the theatre is the former General Manager, Ken Aultz. Company name of the operator is KRA Midway Theatre, LLC

MidwayTheater on April 1, 2009 at 8:28 am

A new website for the theater is being built and will have the address of www.midwaytheatermovies.com

MidwayTheater on April 1, 2009 at 10:13 am

The Midway Theatre has 298 seats, not 400.

Old_wiz66 on February 20, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I knew the owner of the Midway in the 1960s, Mr. John Hewitt (or Hewett?). He was a real character!

JHJHJH on May 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm

no showtimes aviable, Closed until further notice, some storm damage?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on May 6, 2017 at 5:35 am

This theatre was open until at least fall of 2015. The final post on their Facebook page had showtimes for December 6, 2015.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 3, 2018 at 1:54 pm

The Midwest Theatre was slated to open on August 1, according to this item from The Film Daily of July 3, 1937:

“Mid West’s Bethel Contract

“Cincinnati — New theater of Earl Hewitt at Bethal is being completely equipped by Mid West Theater Supply Co. with seats, projection and sound equipment. House will open on Aug. 1.

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