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Quitaque, Texas: Patriotic Midway Drive-In

A 1955 drive-in with its next-to-the-highway screen painted like a rippling American flag. Was still projecting 35mm film prints in 2011, but appears to have closed since then.

Hwy 86, Quitaque, TX
On the south side of Hwy 86, either five miles west of Hwy 70 in Turkey, Texas, or five miles east of Hwy 1065 in Quitaque, Texas. It's midway.
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Patriotic Midway Drive-In

Marquis now says "Closed for the Winter." Looks like it's been a long winter.

[Kathy & Ron - On W X N, 06/08/2016]

That would be the "Winter of Digital-Only Films," which dooms for any theater relying on traditional 35mm reel projection.

Midway Drive-In.

Patriotic Midway Drive-In

The tagline on the Midway marquee reads, "Between Turkey and Quitaque ... New York & L.A." This 1955 drive-in is on TX-86, south of Palo Duro Canyon. It's not exactly on the NY/LA midpoint -- that would be Cushing, Oklahoma -- but I dig the patriotic flaginess of this theater.

[David Chanhassen, 08/11/2013]

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