Belmont Theater

1745 Belmont Avenue,
Youngstown, OH 44504

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wolfgirl500 on August 21, 2017 at 6:04 pm

The Belmont Theatre while a movie theater was able to have live stage shows. SEE PHOTO SECTION FOR AD.

wolfgirl500 on February 17, 2015 at 2:47 am

None of the photos show it, but the Belmont Theater had a large water fountain outside the theater, and at night it was lit with colored lights making a special sight for passing cars. The theater was a short distence from a major shopping plaza and combined with the North Side Drive In made the area quite busy, but unfortunately all that has gone forever including the shopping plaza leaving the area a desolate place.

wolfgirl500 on February 17, 2015 at 2:39 am

The Wellman family was the largest owners of neighborhood and drive-in theaters in our area as the ad in the photo section will testify from the 1949 Vindicator.

rivest266 on January 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Grand opening ad December 2nd, 1948 is in the photo section.

WayneS on September 30, 2011 at 8:56 am

Are the Greek masks still on the side of the building? I always liked those as a kid.

JohnMessick on September 30, 2011 at 3:10 am

From what little I have read of Peter Wellman, he must have been quite the showman. The theatres that I have seen of his must have been extremely appealing. Does anyone know where I can find information on Wellman?

WayneS on September 30, 2011 at 12:54 am

It was heartbreaking when I returned to Youngstown as an adult and saw it had then been turned into a discount furniture store. It may have several other things before it’s current use.

WayneS on September 29, 2011 at 4:21 am

As I recall The Belmont was the first theater in the area to show CinemaScope films. We missed seeing The Robe but went to see “Knights of the Round Table”. I remember even as a little boy being amazed at the size and width of the picture and it seemed to have depth.

wolfgirl500 on February 2, 2011 at 12:35 am

Here’s the Vindicator account along with a picture of the Auditorium.

Belmont Theater

December 2, 1948
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spectrum on December 14, 2010 at 11:38 pm

Ther building still stands, with 1-floor addition on one side. It looks to be the headquarters of a firm called Master Security – looks like it’s their business office and warehouse.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 5, 2010 at 3:54 pm



Open till ~1955 approximate perhaps later? Can anyone verify the date?


1950 Peter M. Wellman

1955 Associated Theaters of Cleveland, Meyer S. Fine, President, they had 36 theaters in Ohio.

Need more info and photos.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 2, 2010 at 3:54 am

Seems like alot of theatres had crying rooms in those days.Outta make them today for loud mouth adults and teens.One of the main reasons I quit going,plus the movies and what call “STARS” are the pits.