Bel-Air Drive-In

8600 E. 8 Mile Road,
Detroit, MI 48234

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Bel-Air Drive-In

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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. No time line given for the transition. Listed as opening on August 25, 1950, and closed in 1986. Operated by Community Theatres. The theatre had a model train, for kids to ride.

It listed that an indoor theatre was built on the site of the Bel-Air but I couldn’t find any theatre near the address listed.

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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 on April 4, 2016 at 4:24 pm

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

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