Bel-Air Drive-In

5157 Reidsville Road,
Walkertown, NC 27051

200 cars

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Bel-Air Drive-In

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Opened in 1955 as the Walkertown Drive-In. This out of the way country drive-in screened lesser fare and grindhouse films more than some of the larger drive-ins of the 1960’s.

It closed in 2000.

Contributed by J Reid

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Must have been built in the sixties.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 23, 2011 at 5:52 pm

There is an entry in the Drive-ins.com database – http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/nctdr26 – for a theater simply called there “Drive-in” that was located on North Carolina Route 158 that accommodated 300 cars.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 24, 2011 at 5:07 am

Can anyone come up with an address or crossroad for this Drive-in? More info and photos are always welcome.

NYozoner
NYozoner on January 24, 2011 at 8:44 am

5157 Reidsville Rd, Walkertown, NC 27051

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google Earth using historic aerial imagery.

Here is a link to a Facebook fan page for the Bel-Air that has over 1,500 members. Walkertown misses their drive-in, which opened in 1955 and was shuttered in 2000.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 24, 2011 at 9:09 am

Here are links to pictures:

1) http://www.flickr.com/photos/dockaos/911194214/
2) View link
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The link to its page at Drive-ins.com is http://www.drive-ins.com/theater/nctbela. There are additional pictures on the theater’s gallery page there, though they have been mislabeled as belonging to a Galaxy Drive-in in Ennis, Texas.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 25, 2011 at 11:32 am

Held 180 cars.

More info and more photos are always welcome.

Driveintheatre2001
Driveintheatre2001 on August 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm

@ CSWalczak … The photos weren’t mislabel as belonging to the Galaxy Drive In Theatre in Ennis, Tx. Brent, who took the photos of the Bel Air Drive In & posted them on drive-ins.com, used to work at the Galaxy Drive In Theatre. He (Brent) was not stating those were photos of the Bel Air Drive In.. He worked at the Galaxy.. Today, He’s (Brent) no longer working at the Galaxy Drive In..

Drive-In 54
Drive-In 54 on February 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Just looking at the FB page and the DI opened has the Walkertown DI.

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