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Midway Drive-in Theatre
Kent, WA
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The Midway Drive-in Theatre was a Kent, WA entertainment staple since it first opened in the 1940's along the busy Route 99. After being opened for business for almost 50 years, it closed down in the 90's and had remained as a swap meet location.

 

Midway Drive-in Screen Tower (Demolished)
Kent, WA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

In September of 2005, the Midway closed its doors for good. In October, the drive-in was demolished. Here's more information regarding the closure below.

Midway Drive-in Ticket Booth
Kent, WA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

UPDATE 10/05 : My Dad, Frank Wilson, just retired from 30 years of managing the Midway Drive In and Swap Meet in Kent Washington. On the 25th of September 2005 the Midway closed its doors for the last time. I worked for my Dad for over 20 year at the Midway, it's sad to see it go. More photos of the Midway are below. Many thanks to Troy Wilson for update. 10-05

Here is a YouTube video from just moments away from the Midway demolition in October 2005.

Below are more photos of the Midway Drive-in Theatre.

 

Midway Drive-in Marquee
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Midway Drive-in Neon
Photos courtesy Troy Wilson

Midway Drive-in Tower
Photos courtesy Mike

Midway Drive-in Marquee
Photo courtesy Mike

Midway Drive-in Theatre Aerial View
Photos courtesy Troy Wilson

Midway Drive-in Lot
Photos courtesy Troy Wilson

 

 

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