Bel-Air Drive-In

315 Independence Boulevard,
Romeoville, IL 60446

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The Bel-Air Drive-In was opened prior to 1955. The Bel-Air Drive-In was located off Historic Route 66 (Independence Boulevard) in Romeoville, north of Joliet. Long since closed and torn down, the only vestige of this drive-in is the old marquee, now used for advertising by the storage facility built on the site. A “gentleman’s club” also shares a portion of the former Bel-Air property.

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buddy2007 on August 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm

I remember going there in the mid 70s. Good times.

DAL on August 9, 2012 at 8:43 am

This was actually an L&M location, along with the downtown Joliet theatres. I was friends with the long-time manager of the Bel-Air, John Strain. He had some pretty wild and funny stories about the place. One of the stranger ones was when the refinery behind it caught fire; the light from the flames made the area too bright for a decent presentation of the movie on the screen.

salc65 on April 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

now at this time the the old marquee was torn down. went by their 2/12/2013 marquee is also gone no more markings where the bel_air was wish it was still their good times thier

Shelie_Jones on April 14, 2013 at 2:42 pm

I have a dream that one day I can buy back that property and Re-open a Drive-In… I would ammend the name, of course…. Bel-Air on Route 66. :)

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