Movies at Midway

Melson Road,
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Midway Palace Cinema, Midway Palace Theatre

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 302.645.0200

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Movies at Midway

The Midway Palace Cinema was opened in June 1965 by Midway Enterprises. It was twinned in 1971 and over subsequent years extra screens were added giving a total of 7-screens by the mid-1980’s. By September 1998 it had been renamed Midway Palace Theatre. and a total seating capacity for 1,097-seats. Most of the complex was torn down in September 1998.

The theatre was rebuilt and opened as the Movies at Midway in May 1999 with 14-screens and 2,153-seats.Operated by Atlantic Theatres, Movies at Medway is a multiplex anchoring an equally bland strip mall on Highway One (Coastal Highway at Melson Road). Located at 29 Midway Shopping Center, it offers the locals an offering of just about any major release along with an occasional art film.

Contributed by John Coursey, Howard B. Haas

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HowardBHaas on August 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm

Here’s John Coursey’s recent photo of the Movies at Midway, which inspired its addition to this website & our quest to discover its history:
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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on August 17, 2010 at 6:49 am



Old address, 29 Midway Shopping Center, Highway One, on the Google Map, shows the southern United States and Central America, not very helpful. With the new address the theater is straight east of the red dot, it is the building with the white roof.

Open in 2003?

Anyone have more info or interior photos?

TheALAN on June 20, 2015 at 2:25 pm

Thank’s Howard for the photo. There are no scrolling LED marquees here. It looks like ABC Sign Co. were stuck with these and sold them cheap to Atlantic Theaters. Yuk!

William Martin
William Martin on October 1, 2016 at 9:55 am

Screens 13 and 14 at the Movies at Midway will be torn down and rebuilt as “THE CUBE”, a Large Format Single Screen, beginning October, 2016. The new screen will open in summer of 2017.

50sSNIPES on May 29, 2024 at 3:11 pm

The original Midway Palace Cinema started life as a single-screener in June 1965, twinned in 1971, and slowly grew into a five-screener within months in the late-1970s and early-1980s (and yes it did once operate as both a triplex and a quad beforehand). A sixth screen was added in the mid-1980s followed by a seventh screen a short time later.

There is also another twin-screen theater nearby called the Rehoboth Twin Cinemas, which opened after the Midway’s Drive-In’s end, and the twin-screen theater was very short-lived, closing in January 1987.

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