446 14th Street,
446 14th Street,Burlington, CO 80807
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The Midway’s recent renovation isn’t its first. Boxoffice had this note on April 9, 1949: “BURLINGTON, COLO. – Renovation work at the Midway Theatre here got under way recently with improvements to include a new masonry front, a new neon sign, stainless steel marquee, new doors and windows, air conditioning, restrooms and complete redecoration. Manager Neil Beezley said the job would complete the thorough renovation project started several months ago. New projection, sound and screen equipment also has been installed.”
The Midway was built in 1916, and still needs to be changed in the Overview. The link I posted in 2015 is still up, and it confirms that year and that they wanted to reopen by their 100th anniversary.
Here is the link again.
I can confirm that this theatre is OPEN!
I was driving west on Interstate 70 by the Kansas-Colorado border today (February 23, 2016) when I spied the upright blade sign for Burlington, Colorado’s Midway Theater heading east on the back of a truck. The multi-colored marquee is on its way for further restoration, and the renovation of the theater is fully underway. New pictures in the photo section, and the Midway’s facebook page is here: https://www.facebook.com/Midway-Theater-869556759754221/?fref=nf
I added the vintage and current photos to the Photo Sections crediting Danyel Brenner. So they don’t disappear after the Go Fund Me page expires.
Here is the Go Fund Me page for the Midway. It has several vintage photos of the original facade. Which I’m sure still exists behind the newer one. Copy & paste to view.
This link highlights a fundraising effort to purchase a digital projector, repair and reopen the Midway. The article says the Midway was built in 1916, and will be celebrating it’s 100th anniversary. So maybe the 1923 date should be changed in the Overview. Copy & paste to view.
I spoke with Darold Albertson, the Midway’s current owner, the other day and he confirmed the theatre closed around 2013 due mainly to lack of funds to make the digital conversion as well as some attendance issues. The theatre is, however, for sale and he believe he will be finalizing the sale to a group that formed to reopen the theatre for live events and/or movies. Prior to that the theatre has been running regularly; as with most businesses, organizations and even local government agencies in that part of the state, the Midway never had any web presence. No website,social media pages, online movie times or even a showtime recording on the phone which is why it “looked closed”.
So sadly, for now, status should be changed to CLOSED although we’ll have to keep an eye on it and change it again once the group gets it running once again!
CHECK OUT THE 2 PICS OF THEATRE CALENDARS I PUT ON, MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS
Looks closed online, all the showtimes list no showtimes available.
From 2010 a photo of the Midway Theater in Burlington.
Here’s a shot from the summer of 1996: