Midway Drive-In

4500 E. Speedway Boulevard,
Tucson, AZ 85712

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The Midway Drive-In opened March 27, 1948 with John Garfield in “Body and Soul” & the documentary “Thunderbolt”. Car capacity was listed at 850 cars. The last owner of this ozoner was Cactus Theatres.

The drive-in closed in 1979 and has since been demolished. The site is now a storage facility.

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popvoid on January 5, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Since I grew up near Grant and Country Club, this was the drive-in we went to the most often when I was a kid. Films I remember seeing here include FORBIDDEN PLANET, ANGRY RED PLANET, BORN FREE, and (much later) WILD IN THE STREETS.

rivest266 on October 21, 2016 at 3:06 pm

This opened on March 27th, 1948. Grand opening ad in the photo section.

MichaelKilgore on November 28, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Boxoffice, Jan. 3, 1977: “Two (Tucson) drive-ins, the Midway and Prince have closed. The owner, Cactus Corp., theatre division, has sold the Midway to P.F. West, a local development firm, for conversion to business use. The Prince is on the selling block.”

davidcoppock on March 1, 2020 at 1:44 am

Opened with “Body and soul” and “Thunderbolt”.

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