Bell-Air Drive-In

2849 Kentucky Avenue,
Indianapolis, IN 46241

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Previously operated by: Wisper-Wetsman Theaters

Previous Names: No. 67 Drive-In, Maywood Drive-In

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Bell-Air Drive-In

Opened as the No. 67 Drive-In on June 20, 1945 with Carmen Miranda in “Greenwich Village” & Jean Parker in “Lady in the Death House”. It was renamed Maywood Drive-In in 1946. On April 30, 1953 it was known as the Bell-Air Drive-In with a car capacity listed at 750. It was operated by Earl N. Bell. It was located on Kentucky Avenue (Route 67 Southwest) and S. Tibbs Avenue. The drive-in was later owned by Wisper & Wetsman when it closed on September 6, 1981.

Contributed by Chuck

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 16, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Chuck in 1956 I have it parking 500 cars and was owned by Earl N.Bell.

haneysridge on May 7, 2012 at 3:56 am

I can remember the Bel Air Drive-In in 1953. All the teenagers thought this was the neighborhood hot spot. Every once in a while, we would hear about some of these teenager wandering off to the nearby gravel pit and drowning. So sad, but true.

Chris1982 on June 4, 2014 at 11:31 pm

The address for the Bel Air Drive-In was 2849 Kentucky Ave. When the drive-in opened it was known as the Maywood Drive-In.

rivest266 on July 22, 2017 at 1:04 pm

This opened as the No. 67 Drive-in on June 22nd, 1945 and renamed Maywood Drive-In in 1946. Renamed Bell-Air Drive-In on April 30th, 1953 and closed down after the 1980 season. 1945 and 1953 grand opening ads in the photo section.

anaisnin on September 11, 2017 at 7:25 am

I grew up living in the neighborhood across from this theatre. I would be interested to know if anyone has any quality resolution photos of the marquee or perhaps better quality images of newspaper ads or photos of the Bel Air Drive-in / Maywood Drive-in? thank you

davidcoppock on November 24, 2018 at 8:54 am

Opened(as 67 Drive-in) with “Greenwich Village” and “Lady in the death house”. Name changed to Maywood Open Air four days later. Renamed Maywood Drive-in in 1949. Name changed to Bel Air Drive-in in 1953. Closed in 1981. Site is now Bel Aire Park.

Richard_Collins on February 21, 2022 at 4:46 am

First night: 20 June 1945-Final night: 6 September 1981.

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