Bel-Air Drive-In

8600 E. 8 Mile Road,
Detroit, MI 48234

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Bel-Air Drive-In

The Bel-Air Drive-In was opened as a single screen, with a car capacity for 1,800. It eventually became a four screen ozoner with a capacity of 3,000 cars. Listed as opening on August 25, 1950 with Ann Sheridan in “Stella” & Donald O'Connor in “Curtain Call at Cactus Creek”. and closed in 1986. Operated by Community Theatres. The theatre had a model train, for kids to ride. Screen 2 opened in 1971.Screen 3 opened in 1982 and screen 4 opened in 1983.

Following demolition rhe Bel-Air Shopping Center was built on the site.

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TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on April 26, 2011 at 11:27 am

The site is now occupied by a shopping center called Bel Air Shopping Center. Most of the stores in the shopping center are vacant. 1973 aerial shows two screens.

CMHurley
CMHurley on April 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

Bel Air Cinemas are located next to the Bel Air Shopping Center, to the east.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 11, 2018 at 1:42 am

Opened with “Stella” and “Curtain call at Cactus Creek”. A small amusement park opened just outside the drive-in in 1951. Screen 2 opened in 1971. Screen 2 opened in 1982. Screen 3 opened in 1983.

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