The Midland Theatre originally opened in 1928 and was hub of activity in downtown Newark for nearly 60 years. After falling on hard times, her doors were shut until the vision and energy of David Longaberger of the Longaberger Company revived this gem of downtown Newark.
After an 8 year and 8.5 million dollar undertaking,The Midland Theatre has been restored, not to its original glory, but well beyond. The opulent detail of the original structure has been maintained, but all of the technical equipment of the theatre is state of the art. A Dolby Surround Sound projection system brings movies to a real big screen with real big sound. The sound system for music and stage presentations is also the latest technology.
The Midland offers programming for every age level, every musical taste, drama and comedy, film and live presentations. We want The Midland to be home to community events. Various community organizations have reserved The Midland, bringing new life to existing programs as well as new entertainment and cultural options for the area.