Belmont Drive-In

314 McAdenville Road,
Belmont, NC 28012

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Belmont Drive-In

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The Belmont Drive-In has been open for more than 50 years. It has a capacity for 289 cars on a four acre field.

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Great Article Raysson.I met Mrs.Peggy several times.We would hit CAROWINDS in the day and drive across town on the interstate to Belmont.I oftened wondered if there was a short cut the locals used. But she was a top theatre person,one i would have been happy to work for. The BELMONT is listed as one of my favorite THEATRES.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 5, 2010 at 4:16 am

KIngs Mountain Drive-in right up the road from the Belmont is on CT now.

Nunzienick on May 14, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I am so shocked and saddened to hear of Peggy’s passing. I would like to extend my condolences to her family. She was such a nice friendly lady who took the time out to talk with us and actually allowed us inside the booth. And what a thrill that was for me! She fully explained the daily operation/maintenance of the drive-in and the booth as well as the procedure for booking films (she wasn’t very happy with Disney’s exhibition policy for their films at drive-ins!) She also gave us a history of both the Belmont and the projection equipment. You’re right Mike! She did let Charlie make an adjustment on one projector. I think it was the film guide/roller that was about to come off and Charlie tightened it. We would drive up from Tampa each year during the summer for the Western Film Fair in Charlotte. That’s where we would meet up with Mike. We stayed at least 3 nights in Charlotte but we always saved one night (usually a Friday night) for our much-loved trip to the Belmont. It was surely worth the drive from Charlotte to this wonderful drive-in. I am certain Peggy is now watching over her family as well as her beloved Belmont!

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Great Comment,Nick.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Nick, we saw the PATRIOT there with a Disney First feature,Remember.How did they pull that one off.LOL.

Susan Walker
Susan Walker on June 2, 2011 at 12:06 pm

The Belmont Drive-In’s spring reopening was delayed due to storm damage – but they’re opening in a couple of weeks!

raysson on June 2, 2011 at 6:44 pm

There was an ad in the Gastonia newspaper about the showing of Steven Spielburg’s 1982 hit “E.T.” which played here first-run on Friday June 11, 1982. In fact, it also played first-run at the Gaston Mall Theatre so it played in two venues in the Gastonia area. So

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 3, 2013 at 1:47 am

thanks raysson…guess digital will close this one….

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 6, 2014 at 12:30 am

I just heard the BELMONT is Closed……really strange it always had them packed in,,Maybe the couldn’t afford the UPDATES, maybe someone local will CONFIRM this/…

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