Midway Drive-in

During the boom years just about every Texas town
had an outdoor picture show (or not far to go for one)
and most of the bigger cities could claim several. For
Turkey, Texas, it was the Midway, a modest Drive-in
built in 1955 with a capacity for 200 cars - but ample
enough for this rural community of half a thousand
people. The screen at the Midway had been lit for
32 seasons before it went dark, and remained dark
another 13 years before being acquired and restored
by a local schoolteacher (let that be a lesson to you!).

The reopening of the Midway in May of 2000 was the
first of two resurrections that occured in Texas during
Season 2K (the second one was Abilene's T&C Drive-in).

The screen is easy to spot from the road - painted with
a huge American flag motif on the back. On front It's lit
with a single feature on weekend nites, April - October.
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