Midway Theatre

Address: W3750 US-2
City: Spalding
State: MI
Zip: 49886
County: Menominee
Open: 1950's
Capacity: 1 Screen, prob 300-400 seats
Owner History: Alex Perry
Number of visits to this page: 11694
Notes:

This theater goes back to the 1950's at least and ran up until the 1970's including a stint as a porn theater. In 1955 Alex Perry (the owner), planned on building a drive-in in that community also. I find no record of that ever coming to fruition however. It's difficult to say how well a drive-in would have fared up there, the season in the UP is so short due to weather.

I was up there in 2003 and the old Midway was sitting empty at that time. Like an idiot I didn't note the address and it has taken some detective work to figure out where it was exactly. The old Canon digital camera I had back then didn't have any GPS built in. I would get back home and go through hundreds of photos trying to remember where the hell I was when I took them!

Ultimately, I zoomed in and enhanced the ONE photo I had and picked up some clues. Extensive looks at vintage aerials and current street views reveals the theater was demolished some time after 2015. A Dollar General now sits on the site. I am using the address of the Dollar General to indicate where this place was for now.

Info Updates:
10/1/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
This little theatre sits dormant in this tiny UP town.
 Photos:11
Midway Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Midway Theatre - SEPT 2003
SEPT 2003
Midway Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Midway Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Midway Theatre - VINTAGE AERIAL FROM 2004
VINTAGE AERIAL FROM 2004
Midway Theatre - 2015 STREET VS 2019
2015 STREET VS 2019
Midway Theatre - AD FROM AUG 1973
AD FROM AUG 1973
Midway Theatre - ANOTHER AD FROM AUG 1973
ANOTHER AD FROM AUG 1973
Midway Theatre - JUN 21 1955 - OWNER PLANS DRIVE-IN THAT NEVER CAME TO BE
JUN 21 1955 - OWNER PLANS DRIVE-IN THAT NEVER CAME TO BE
Midway Theatre - MARCH 29 1985
MARCH 29 1985
Midway Theatre - PORN IN SEPT 1975
PORN IN SEPT 1975
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