end of Jones St. (off VA 131 east), Appomattox, Va.
capacity: 146 cars
years of operation: 1952-80 or 81
currently: screen and snack bar left rotting; lot used to store copper and PVC tubing by adjacent well-drilling business (1997)
Founded by John C. Caldwell, manager of the town's Lee Theatre; name "Coswell" was chosen in a contest, for reasons one could only guess at.
Click here to see the 1991 USGS map depicting the
drive-in and surrounding area.
Click here to see a 1996 aerial photo of the drive-in's remains (located just south of the new highway onramp.)
Photos taken November 1997.
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