Bel-Mar Drive-In

5095 E. Chrysler Drive,
Belvidere, IL 61008

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Bel-Mar Drive-In

The Bel-Mar Drive-In was opened on April 18, 1953 with Tony Martin in “Two Tickets to Broadway” & John Derek in “Prince of Pirates”. It was still open in 1957. It had closed by 1975.

Contributed by James Monroe

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TomMc11
TomMc11 on April 11, 2018 at 1:13 pm

Looks like the Projection Booth/Concession stand was repurposed because there is a building in that exact spot, and the marquee is there but has Whispering Pines Apartments on it.

50sSNIPES
50sSNIPES on March 20, 2020 at 8:13 pm

The Bel-Mar (Simply Called Belmir) Drive-In Opened Its Gates On April 18th, 1953 With “Two Tickets To Broadway” And “Prince Or Pirates” (Both Technicolor). Children That Were Under 12 Are Free At The Time. However, Throughout The Years, The Belmir Is Mainly A Sponsor Of Many Softball Games At The Time. At The Time It Was Owned And Operated By Roger Nelson, Who Is Also The Manager.

I Can’t Find A Lot Of Information About It.. But All I Can Remember Is In 1967, A Report From The Boone County Sheriff Saying That Too Many Cars Have Wrecked And Towed At Process, And I Don’t Know When This Location Closed.

kennerado
kennerado on March 25, 2020 at 12:44 am

Appears to be closed in a 1975 aerial image as the screen has been removed.

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