Midway Drive-In

1315 Highway 19 N.,
Tarpon Springs, FL 33589

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Previously operated by: Floyd Theaters

Previous Names: Pleasant Valley Drive-In

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Midway Drive-In

The Pleasant Valley Drive-In was operated by James F. Hall in 1950 when it had a capacity for 275 cars. By 1955 it had been renamed Midway Drive-In and was operated by Carl Floyd, of Florida Theatre, Haines City. It was closed on April 30, 1996 with Steve Martin in “Sgt. Bilko” & Robin Williams in “Jumanji”.

Contributed by Anthony L. Vazquez-Hernandez

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rivest266 on October 9, 2017 at 10:18 pm

This opened on July 22nd, 1952. No grand opening ad posted.

Drive_in_Freak on May 28, 2020 at 4:32 pm

It was still going in ‘93 as I saw Gilbert Grape there, but I’m not sure about 1995.

kennerado on July 9, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Was managed by Lester Persall at some point, possibly in the late 50’s. Apparently Lester pulled some funny publicity stunts, he would have “state night” where a carload would get free admission if they had a licence plate from the state on the marquee. Of course he never put Florida on there until one night during a thunderstorm. He also hired an ambulance to take away a patron who “fainted” during a horror film.

Also, I’ve got a closing date – it closed on April 30th 1996 with “Sgt. Bilko” and “Jumanji”.

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