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.

Address:
Hwy 86, Quitaque, TX
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free to see from the road.
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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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