Bel Air Drive-In

1183 Airport Road,
Richmond, IN 47330

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Bel Air Drive-In

The Bel Air Drive-In opened June 26, 1954 with Paul Colline in “Johnny the Giant Killer”, Jon Hall in “Eyes of the Jungle” & J. Carrol Naish in “The Monster Maker”. It was closed at the end of the 1987 season. It was operated by Hudson Theatres until 1976 and in 1977 Kerasotes Theatres took over the operations.

The Bel Air Drive-In was reopened by independent owners on April 21, 1989 with Tom Hanks in “The ‘Burbs” & Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins”. It finally closed in 1995. The space is now a Maxx Self Storage and U Haul Rental operation.

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mobycat
mobycat on April 18, 2015 at 10:32 am

The Bel-Air did close in the late 80s, I believe. However, it did re-open after the other Richmond Drive-In, the Hi-Way Drive In, burned down. Though the reopening probably didn’t last more than a couple of years before closing permanently.

rivest266
rivest266 on February 13, 2017 at 4:12 pm

This opened on June 26th, 1954 and closed down after the 1987 season. It reopened on April 21st, 1989 and had its last season in 1995. It was owned by Hudson theatres 1954-1976 and Kerasotes 1977-1984. Grand opening ads in the photo section.

kennerado
kennerado on October 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Site is now a private residence, it looks like they kept the concession building and converted it into housing or storage.

davidcoppock
davidcoppock on October 19, 2019 at 4:03 am

Opened on 26/6/1954 with “Johnny the giant killer”, “Eyes of the jungle” and “Monster maker”. Reopened on 21/4/1989 with “Burbs” and “Twins”.

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