764 Davids Street,
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Architects: Fred D. Jacobs
Previous Names: Oakland Theatre, Mimes Playhouse Oak Theatre
Located at the corner of Davids Street and Bellefontaine Street. The Oakland Theatre opened in October 1922. It was remodelled in 1928 and at that time a Kilgen Organ, Style U05, Opus 4167B,(2 manuals / 3 Ranks) was installed at the cost of $1,960.00. The Oakland Theatre was closed when it went into receivership in 1929. From 1931 to 1933 it operated as live theatre known as the Mimes Playhouse.
It reopened as a movie theatre again April 12, 1936 and closed again in the late-1930’s. It reopened as the Oak Theatre on February 29, 1940, but closed soon after.
New owners took over and refurbished the theatre in 1948, and it reopened as the Joy Theatre on April 14, 1948. It was closed in the early-1950’s.
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