Bel Air Cinema

440 Bel Air Boulevard,
Mobile, AL 36606

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Previously operated by: Carmike Cinemas, Giddens & Rester, Litchfield Theatres, United Artists Theater Circuit Inc.

Previous Names: Cinema

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Bel-Air Twin Cinema

Opened as the Cinema in 1967 with a single screen. It was operated by Giddens & Rester. The Cinema was twinned in 1980 and renamed the Bel-Air Cinema. Litchfield Theatres took over operations around 1984 followed by United Artists in 1987 and finally Carmike in 1990 thru closing in the late-1990’s.

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Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

WeMoPo on March 16, 2016 at 2:35 am

I believe the man in the checkered coat is Mr. Weldon Limroth. He was the long time manager of another Giddens & Rester theater in Mobile (The Downtown), and probably this one too.

Roach on April 21, 2016 at 7:09 pm

I am pretty sure the man on the left is Gene Williams the manager there for many years. The other gentleman is Mr. Weldon Limroth who was in upper management for Giddens and Rester Theatres. I worked at the Bel Air Cimema in 1970-1971. Many fond memories!

Logan_Ash on August 17, 2016 at 4:27 am

Hi, I’m gonna start working on an independent film about the abandoned movie theatre which has had many name changes, thats located in the Bel Air mall parking lot this weekend as a film buff and a believer in preservation of film history this theatre interest me greatly but there’s a huge lack of info on it and I’ve been inside because the back door is easily accessible and its not looking too good and i wish to buy the property one day before it’s too late, but anyway if anyone has any additional info on the building it’ll be greatly appreciated.

Logan_Ash on August 17, 2016 at 4:29 am

You can contact me by email if you’d like

Madman007 on April 11, 2021 at 4:17 pm

I remember seeing Schindler’s List at this theater went I went to USA in the early 90s.

Kbilli1 on October 6, 2021 at 11:58 pm

There’s a rumor it maybe renovated.

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