Bel-Air Drive-In

5849 Charlotte Pike,
Nashville, TN 37209

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Bel-Air Drive-In Marquee

The Bel-Air Drive-In was opened July 17, 1953. It parked 640 cars making it one of the larger drive-ins in Nashville. It was owned by C.H. Kuertz.

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Imaxguy on November 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm

The Bel-Air was near the intersection of Charlotte Ave. and White Bridge Road. I trained there as a projectionist. The Drive-in scenes of “W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings” was filmed there.

TLSLOEWS on November 3, 2012 at 3:57 pm

Imax i worked the World Premier of the W.W. movie at the Loews Crescent remember anything about that theatre?

Imaxguy on November 5, 2012 at 9:20 am

As an adult, I never worked there. However, I did go there with my father who was into war films and saw “Von Ryan’s Express”.

Danny Proctor
Danny Proctor on February 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

We lived near the Bel-Air when I was a child and have many happy memories of the adventure of going to the movies there. We were allowed to wear our pajamas and sometimes we were allowed to sit on the roof of the car, which I’m sure annoyed anyone behind us. I distinctly remember seeing “South Pacific,” “Moby Dick,” “The Ten Commandments,” and some Dean Martin/Jerry Lewis movie there. Somewhere I have a great photo of the marquee but it’s hiding from me. I’ll post it if it turns up.

TLSLOEWS on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 am

Thanks for posting the Nashville Theatres photo Danny.

rivest266 on February 13, 2016 at 5:05 pm

July 17th, 1953 grand opening ad in photo section.

thetnrebel on December 26, 2016 at 6:20 pm

use to go here when my mother took me and my younger brother to the drive in. Also when me and my wife was dating in 1974 use to go here on dates. It sat across the street from richland school where I went from 1960 til 1966

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