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Jul 8, 2014
Heavy winds destroy screen at the Midway Drive-In in Minetto Wind and rain destroyed the Midway Drive-In screen in Minetto tonight. Frank Clavelli sent this photo of the damaged facilities, taken by Lauren Pepper. (Lauren Pepper). Print Chris Baker By Chris Baker The...       The Post-Standard       link
Jul 9, 2014
Midway Drive-In Theater Collapsed During Storm OSWEGO COUNTY, N.Y. -- The storm also damaged much in its path in Oswego County on Tuesday. The Midway Drive-In, a popular landmark in Minetto, collapsed as a result of the storm. The winds ripped the screen right down the middle, and caused...       TWC News       link
Jul 9, 2014
Midway Drive-In in Minetto closed until further notice, patrons seek ways to help Midway Drive-In in Minetto closed until further notice, patrons seek ways to help. Drive-in.jpg. Photo of damage at the Midway Drive-In theater in Minetto. (Photo courtesy of Mike McCormick, Oswego). Print Chris Baker By Chris ...       The Post-Standard blog       link
Jul 10, 2014
Minetto Drive-In Movie Theatre Destroyed One of the last drive-in movie theatres in Central New York was destroyed by Tuesday's storms. The Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto has been entertaining people for 66 years. Reporter Alana LaFlore talked to the owner about the next step for an ...       TWC News       link
Jul 16, 2014
Finger Lakes Drive-In secures digital projector, will stay open The theater's life line comes as the central New York region loses other remnants of the days of drive-in movie-going The West-Rome Drive-In closed in April, and the Midway Drive-In in Minetto suffered severe damage to its screen during a July 8 ...       Auburn Citizen       link
Aug 10, 2014
Midway Drive-In will rebuild thanks to community support Minetto (WSYR-TV) - Last month's tornado left it's mark in Minetto, destroying the massive movie screen at the Midway Drive-In Theatre. It was like losing an old friend. I've been there 53 years and what followed was cars coming in every five minutes ...       WSYR       link
Oct 21, 2014
One more bump in a tough year Ornate marquee vandalized at rebuilt Midway ... - The Post-Standard The Nagelschmidts, John Jr. and John Sr., at the ruins of the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto With the help of the community, they rebuilt after the storm.Sean Kirst The marquee has particular meaning for his father. The sign ...       link
May 4, 2016
Midway Drive-In to show The Force Awakens tonight in honor of Star Wars Day The Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto, N.Y., is doing a one-night special screening of Star Wars The Force Awakens tonight (Wednesday, May 4) in honor of Star Wars Day. The film, also known as Episode VII, will be shown at dusk around 8 p.m..       link
May 4, 2016
Minetto drive-in theater ranked top in the country A local drive-in theater has been put in a USA Today poll, where users vote for the best drive-in theater in the country. Located in Minetto, the Midway Drive In Theatre is currently ranked No. 4 out of 20 for the best drive-in theater. The Midway ...       WSYR       link
May 3, 2017
Man who helped keep CNY drive-in going for decades dies after accident at work MINETTO, N.Y. -- John F. Nagelschmidt visited the Midway Drive-In Theatre in Minetto as a child in the 1950s, worked there as a teenager in the 1960s and eventually became owners of the drive-in with his wife Judy in the 1980s. It's never really been ...       link
Jul 11, 2017
Midway Drive-In to reopen Friday for a double feature after months of uncertainty john F. Nagelschmidt V, 73, a resident of Minetto, NY, confronted an untimely death April 23, 2017 at his Midway Drive-In Theatre, in a backhoe tractor accident. The theatre's sign honors John. Photo from the Midway Drive In Theatre- Minetto NY ...       link
Jul 13, 2017
Midway Drive-In set to re-open Friday in Oswego County A favorite summer pastime will soon be open for the season. The Midway Drive-In Theater in Minetto is set to re-open on Friday. The announcement comes after much uncertainty following the owner's death. John Nagelschmidt died in April due to a backhoe...       link
Sep 12, 2017
Thanks, Nagelschmidt family, for keeping Midway Drive-In going Your letters My family and I have been going to the Midway Drive-In Theatre, in Minetto, and enjoying the simple pleasures a drive-in brings. We went on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, to see IT, Anabelle 2 and The Shining. Good thing we got there early, as by 830 ...       link

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