This theater goes back to the 1950's at least and ran up until the 1970's including a stint as a porn theater. In 1955, Alex Perry (the owner), originally planned on building a drive-in in that community. This theater may be the result of him changing his mind, perhaps due to the short season in the UP due to the weather. There is no record of a drive-in around Spalding after that article came out.
I was in Spalding in 2003 and the old Midway was sitting empty at that time. Like an idiot, I didn't note the address and it has taken some detective work to figure out exactly where it was. The old Canon digital camera I had back then didn't have any GPS built in. I would get back home and go through hundreds of photos trying to remember where the hell I was when I took them.
Ultimately, I zoomed in and enhanced the ONE photo I had and picked up some clues. Extensive viewing of vintage aerials and current street views reveals the theater was demolished some time after 2015. A Dollar General now sits on the site. I am using the address of the Dollar General to indicate where this place was for now.