Joy Theater

1828 1st Street,
Arcadia, LA 71001

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Previously operated by: Joy's Theaters Inc.

Previous Names: Brownie's Arcadia Theatre

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Joy Theater

Opened as Brownie’s Arcadia Theatre on December 7, 1922. By 1941 it had been renamed Joy Theatre and was still open in 1957. The vacant building still stands in 2022.

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tcaldwell on August 6, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Here is a recent photo of the Joy Theater. View link

svanos on December 12, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Here is a photo of the Joy circa 1952. My mother said her aunt (Odie Turner) used to take her to movies there in the early 40’s when she would visit her. Arcadia La.jpg

svanos on December 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm

My aunt (great Aunt) was a Durrett (see business sign next to theater) before marriage.

dallasmovietheaters on May 10, 2016 at 9:22 am

Opened as Brownie’s Arcadia Theatre on December 7, 1922 with “Silver Wings” and was part of the fledgling Brownie Theatre Circuit which operated in Missouri, Kentucky, Louisiana, and Texas.

SethG on May 4, 2022 at 8:52 am

Address should be 1828 1st St.

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