Belmont Cinemas Three

100 El Camino Real,
Belmont, CA 94002

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EmpressDR on July 29, 2017 at 2:10 pm

This used to be connected to Manor Twin, then it wasn’t because I could not use my coupons from Manor Twin at Belmont after awhile. I think I saw The Buddy Holly Story there. Can’t recall the first movie I saw there, but I saw Airplane!, Alien, Caddyshack and others. I used to get food next door at this store where I could buy Piroshkis and once I bought soup from a vending machine and put it in my Empire Strikes Back lunchbox thermos (Yoda on the front) ruining it, because it wasn’t meant for hot beverages. So hard to believe, but I actually would bring a full bag of groceries into the theater! What was I thinking! I needed to shop, and just did it first instead after my movie! I got pastries at that store, too. The cinema and stores are replaced, now.

rivest266 on July 11, 2015 at 1:07 pm

October 19th, 1949 grand opening ad in photo section

Godzilla on March 10, 2015 at 11:53 am

Memories. My dad was one of the construction workers when The Bel-Art was added.

SteveNY on April 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm

As a child I could see the flashing “Belmont/Bel-Art” sign from my bedroom window. The sign was high enough to stick up over the buildings on El Camino and Old County Road.

In 1964 the kids in our neighborhood filled the theater when “Hard Day’s Night” was shown. I also recall seeing “My Fair Lady” there.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 26, 2009 at 8:59 pm

The November 12, 1949, issue of Boxoffice Magazine said that Blumenfeld Theatres had recently opened their new Belmont Theatre on El Camino Real. The magazine said that 900-seat house was designed by William B. David, and William W. Wolf of San Francisco was the architect (meaning Wolf probably signed his name to the permits, but David was the actual architect.)