Midway Drive-In

18585 Coastal Highway,
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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Located on the coast, it was a hot spot in the summer. The Midway Drive-In was opened on June 23, 1963 with Mickey Rooney in “All Ashore”. It had parking for 600 cars. It was owned by William B. Derrickson. It was closed in 1982.

Contributed by Mike Rogers

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 30, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Boy, the Motion Picture almanac from 1956,ain’t much of an Almanac,that is what it had.

Kenmore on December 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Found it. The Drive-In was located in “Midway” to the west of Rehoboth Beach at 34823 Derrickson Drive (Google). There is no trace of the drive-in left. https://goo.gl/maps/YqatW

Chris1982 on December 12, 2014 at 10:46 pm

The entrance was actually on the Coastal Highway, Derrickson didn’t enist when the drive-in was open.

jwmovies on October 15, 2016 at 10:21 pm

The address for this Drive-in would be 18585 Coastal Hwy, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971.

Please update.

This address is Hooked Seafood and Martini Bar. This is where the entrance was located. The field with storage buildings east of this address is where the theater was located.

davidcoppock on November 22, 2018 at 3:35 am

Opened on 23/6/1953 with “All ashore”. Closed in 1982. Site is now Midway Center Shopping Center, including an indoor cinema(Movies at Midway?).

kennerado on November 30, 2019 at 4:25 am

Midway Motion & Fitness is the approximate location of where the drive-in was.

MichaelKilgore on March 21, 2021 at 4:51 pm

Boxoffice, July 25, 1953: “An estimated 2,000 persons attended the opening night program of the new Midway Drive-In Theatre recently. The 400-space ozoner is owned by William B. Derrickson, Rehoboth Beach exhibitor.”

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