Midway Theatre - Spalding MI 

Address: W3750 US-2
City: Spalding
State: MI
Zip: 49886
County: Menominee
Open: 1950's
Capacity: 1 Screen, prob 300-400 seats
Owner History: Alex Perry
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 12926
General Information:

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.

Info Updates:
10/1/2003 - WaterWinterWonderland
This little theatre sits dormant in this tiny UP town.
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Midway Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Midway Theatre - SEPT 2003
SEPT 2003
Midway Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Midway Theatre - FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
FROM AMERICAN CLASSIC IMAGES
Midway Theatre - VINTAGE AERIAL FROM 2004
VINTAGE AERIAL FROM 2004
Midway Theatre - 2015 STREET VS 2019
2015 STREET VS 2019
Midway Theatre - 1977 AD FOR PORN
1977 AD FOR PORN
Midway Theatre - AD FROM AUG 1973
AD FROM AUG 1973
Midway Theatre - ANOTHER AD FROM AUG 1973
ANOTHER AD FROM AUG 1973
Midway Theatre - JUN 21 1955 - OWNER PLANS DRIVE-IN THAT NEVER CAME TO BE
JUN 21 1955 - OWNER PLANS DRIVE-IN THAT NEVER CAME TO BE
Midway Theatre - MARCH 29 1985
MARCH 29 1985
Midway Theatre - PORN IN SEPT 1975
PORN IN SEPT 1975
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