Search: Select Location Type:  
General Info
Latest Info Updates
Advanced Search
Image Search
Site Statistics
About Us
Advertise Here
Support This Site
Contact Us
Press Clippings
Submit New Info
Drive-In Theaters
Drive-Ins by County
Open Drive-Ins
Drive-In History
Latest Drive-In Photos
Ohio Drive-In Theaters
Digital Restorations
Indoor Theaters
Theaters by County
Latest Theater Photos
Old Theaters
Old Theater Ads
Opera Houses
Movie Palaces
Amusement Parks
Amusement Parks
Latest Photos
Fun Parks
Auto Racing
Motor Speedways
Latest Speedway Photos
Drag Racing
Latest Drag Strip Photos
John G's Dragstrip Pics
Cars and Drivers
Gas, Food and Lodging
Gas Stations
Tourist Cabins
Hydroplane Racing
Cities and Towns
Vintage Detroit
Aerial Views
Ghost Towns
Train Depots
Post Offices
Downtown Views
Old Towns
Interesting Architecture
Old Line Stores
Shopping Centers
Wonderland Mall
Car Dealers
Recreation and Sports
Ski Resorts
Bowling Alleys
Roadside Michigan
Old Tourism Ads
Tourist Traps
Vintage Signs
Googie Architecture
Video Clips
Audio Clips

Midland Cinemas

Address: 6540 Cinema Dr
City: Midland State: MI Zip: Phone: (989) 839-0100  
County: Midland
View on Google Maps  
Open: 1992   Capacity:  
Owner: NCG Theatres
Number of visits to this page since Sept 2013: 5110

11/3/2012 - Michael
I am a child of the 80's and 90's generation and have SO many amazing memories from the Midland Cinemas. I can remember it opening not long after the brand new Midland Mall (which was equally amazing at the time) opened. I grew up in Harrison about 45 -55 minutes north, so it was no short drive for me, but the theater at the time was so head and shoulders above every other around all of Central Michigan, that I made the drive almost weekly to see movies. The high ceiling entrance and big stadium seating screens (which were a very new thing at the time) were added on in 1997 on the south end of the theater. I can remember seeing Tomorrow Never Dies and Titanic as the first films that I saw on those new huge screens and sound systems and it blew my mind.

My friends and I would make the trek down to the cinemas without any thought of the drive though because of how much we loved them. Hopping between hanging out in the mall and seeing movie was such enormous fun in those years from '92 to '98. I can remember when the movie Twister came out in 1996, I showed up and asked for a ticket for the movie, and was told that there was a tornado coming toward the theater and I was asked to go sit by the wall. I thought this was a joke until I turned around and saw a large group of other people doing the same! Thankfully the theater was not hit and I was able to see the movie after.

At the cinema's open and before the addition, all of the theaters were more of a standard layout. Not stadium seating. At some point, I want to say the early 2000's or so, all of the theaters were converted to stadium style seating. The theaters are still pretty good, but sadly not quite as awe-inspiring as they were to me in the early and mid 90's.

This may only be in part due to that I now live in a huge city in Florida and have just become accustomed to megaplexes though over the past 14 years. I have so many memories of seeing movies on opening day from the Midland Cinemas, from Independence Day, to The Lost World, to Men In Black, Titanic, Tomorrow Never Dies, Goldeneye, and on and on. Back in those days the whole Eastman Road exit area off the freeway was so brand new and fresh. It seems much more crowded and unkept from back in those days, but I still get very nostalgic going by the area.

Midland Cinemas - RECENT PIC

© 2021 Water Winter Wonderland. All rights reserved.  Over  49,217,669  Served