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Bel-Air Drive-in Theatre - Calhoun, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SearchN
N 34° 29.328 W 084° 57.059
16S E 688146 N 3818260
Quick Description: The Bel-Air Drive-In Theatre like so many others, no longer exists.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2007 5:53:59 AM
Waymark Code: WM2PDR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 42

Long Description:
The grand opening for the Bel-Air was held on Fri, April 28th 1950. The Calhoun High School Band gave a performance along with several other guest speakers from Martin Theatres. The first movie was "The Big Cat" adult admission was 40 cents and could accommodate 356 cars.
In September of 1960 movie goers were entertained with a special treat "The Flat & Scruggs Show" from The Grand Ole Opry performed live Bluegrass music along with a feature movie.
During the 70's they started showing more R rated films as did many other drive-ins at this time. The Bel-Air closed in may of 1977. It was damaged by high winds and the decision was made to sell it rather then reopen it. A picture in The Calhoun Times dated May 11, 1977 shows the damage to the screen. You can see it in the images for this drive-in.
Current condition: Something standing in it's place (no remains)

Address:
One block west of hwy 41 off Richards St.
Calhoun, Ga USA
30701


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Web Page: Not listed

Drive-In For Sale!: Not listed

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