1500 W. Danville St. (US 1/58 west, across from former airport), South Hill, Va.
capacity: 102 cars
years of operation: 1950-87
currently: vacant, reverting to woodland
In 1987, new management attempted to rescue this drive-in, which had resorted to running XXX fare full-time, by installing an FM sound system and returning it to a mainstream format; sadly, they failed, and it became a flea market for a short time thereafter before going fallow.
Below is part of a 1967 aerial photo showing the drive-in. It appears a snack bar was later built at the eastern edge of the lot, which according to Google Maps is still standing amongst woods.
Click here to see the 1989 USGS map depicting the drive-in and surrounding area.
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