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Midway Drive-in Theatre was located in Maple Springs, near Bemus Point, New York

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Midway Drive-in

aka Chautauqua Drive-in

Status: Closed
Location: 4874 Rte 430, Old Rte 17, Maple Springs, NY 14712
Screens: 1
Capacity: 250 cars
Original owner: Built by unknown; operated later by Blatt Brothers Theatres.
Opening date: August 30, 1947
Final season: 1970
What's there now: Greenhouses, snackbar is still standing behind greenhouses, and has been converted into a residential house.

This page was last updated on January 16, 2010.

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Topo Map from 1979, courtesy of TerraServer USA. Aerial image from 1956, courtesy of the Chautauqua County Soil and Water Conservation District. Aerial image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth. Aerial close-up image from 2006, courtesy of Google Earth.
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Grand opening tonight ad from the Jamestown Post-Journal on August 30, 1947. Reopening for the season ad from the Jamestown Post-Journal on April 29, 1948. Former Midway Drive-in entrance from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. Former Midway Drive-in ticket booth from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.
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Former Midway Drive-in ticket booth from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. House built over the former Midway Drive-in snackbar building from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. House built over the former Midway Drive-in snackbar building from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen. House built over the former Midway Drive-in snackbar building from 2007, courtesy of Rick Cohen.

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