Midway Drive-In

1315 Highway 19 N.,
Tarpon Springs, FL 33589

290 cars

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kennerado on July 9, 2020 at 7:54 am

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”.

Drive_in_Freak on May 28, 2020 at 11:32 am

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

rivest266 on October 9, 2017 at 5:18 pm

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