Joy Theatre

623 Texas Street,
Shreveport, LA 71101

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Previously operated by: Joy's Theaters Inc.

Functions: Retail

Styles: Art Deco

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Circa 1952 photo courtesy of Bill Kelder.

The Joy Theatre was opened March 27, 1941. It was still open in 1957.

Contributed by Billy B. Smith

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BSmith on October 2, 2007 at 12:50 pm

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BSmith on October 29, 2007 at 8:26 am

In 1953 Shreveport had the following theaters:

Downtown – Strand, Majestic, Don, Joy, Saenger
Neighborhood – Rex, Centenary, Broadmoor, Glenwood, Davis (Bossier),
West End, Grove, Venus, Star, Ritz (the last two for
Blacks only)
Drive-Ins – Don, Joy, Leo, King’s Hwy, Barksdale, Sunset

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm

From the 1940s, a newsprint photo of the Joy Theater in Shreveport with a parade passing by.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 9, 2009 at 10:19 pm

From 1947, a newspaper ad for a Laurel and Hardy movie at theJoy Theater in Shreveport.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 23, 2011 at 9:27 pm

No big surprize,it was owned by Joy’s Theatres out of New Orleans.

rivest266 on October 2, 2016 at 11:39 am

This opened on March 27th, 1941. Its grand opening ad can be found in the photo section for this theatre.

DavidZornig on May 19, 2017 at 9:57 am

Circa 1952 photo added courtesy of Bill Kelder.

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