Belknap Drive-In

5709 E. Belknap Street,
Haltom City, TX 76117

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Belknap Drive-In

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The Belknap Drive-In opened in 1948 with a capacity for 600 cars. This drive-in closed around 1982.

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skyhuggs
skyhuggs on April 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

LarryFM I just looked at Corgan’s website and I realize that Jack Corgan, a pilot, built drive-ins when he first started the business. One of Corgan’s employees works in the same office that I work in at Love Field. I will see if I can find out the info you want.

LarryFM
LarryFM on April 26, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Skyhuggs, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your help – it’s very much appreciated! Given the information you have, there are a myriad of questions I’d like to ask you about the Belknap. As I mentioned earlier, I’m looking for the dimensions of the screen tower for a potential project. Is there a way I can contact you off-site? In the meantime, I look forward to your help, photographs, and memories!

skyhuggs
skyhuggs on April 27, 2010 at 10:26 am

I talked to my cousin last night and hooked her up to this site and she is going to look for pics to publish. I will let you email me at and hook you up with her. I’m sure she will be glad to help since her father just died.

I will talk to the Crogan employee tomorrow when he is in my office and see if he can help.

LarryFM
LarryFM on April 27, 2010 at 11:19 am

Thank you again, skyhuggs! I’ve sent you my e-mail, and I look forward to corresponding with you and your cousin about the Belknap.

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on July 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

Aerial from 1956..the link was broken.

Jodih
Jodih on August 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

Hi! Just curious if anyone knew if this drive in is still standing and is it still in decent shape? Thank you! Jodi

jamestv
jamestv on August 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

The Belknap was demolished in the ‘80’s and replaced by a large apartment complex. Although the veterinary clinic in front is still there.

Jodih
Jodih on August 30, 2014 at 6:39 am

Thanks Jamestv. Would you happen to know of a drive in theatre in the dfw area that is closed but not demolished. I’m wanting do a fashion photoshoot for a magazine and need a deserted drive in, preferably with some personality like the Belknap had. Thank you so much! Jodih

jamestv
jamestv on August 30, 2014 at 8:19 am

I’m pretty sure there are no deserted-but-still-standing drive-ins in the immediate DFW area. There is the Brazos Drive-In in Granbury just south of Fort Worth. It was still operating but I heard it may close because the owners may retire(probably due to the high price for a digital projector—-the death knell for a number of smaller theatres and drive-ins).

LarryFM
LarryFM on September 3, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Jodih, the only closed drive-in theatre still standing is the Meadowbrook. The concession building is long gone, but the screen and ticket office with marquee on its roof is still around. The problem is that the property is now owned by a waste disposal company, with many, many dumpsters on the lot. It might not be the best place to do a fashion photoshoot.

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