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 1:57 pm

My uncle was manager in the 60’s and his family lived under the screen and I used to visit during the summer. GREAT TIMES. Horance (JR) Wilson just recently passed away and one of his former employees from the theater came to the funeral. I am going to try to get pics from the family to post.

LarryFM why were you trying to contact Corgan in Dallas? I have access to them.

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).

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