Joy Theater

1105 Riverside Drive,
Vernonia, OR 97064

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The Joy Theater was opened prior to 1941. The owners of the Joy Theater put the marquee up for sale on eBay in July 2004.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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kencmcintyre on January 6, 2007 at 8:43 am

There is a photo of the Joy on this page:

strawberry on July 23, 2007 at 9:50 pm

Old photo from August 4, 1962 here.

The page also mentions about the city: “Vernonia dates from the 1870’s and was named after the daughter of one of its first settlers, Ozias Cherrington of Ohio. Its population in the 1980’s was less than 200.”

strawberry on July 23, 2007 at 9:52 pm

And another photo from August 4, 1962 here.

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[Deleted] on May 14, 2008 at 8:03 pm

A 2/6 Aeolian organ was apparently used in the Joy at one time.

AndrewBarrett on November 3, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Here’s the details on the Joy Theatre in Vernonia:

And, here’s some pictures of the console of the theatre’s Aeolian theatre organ (one of only three they ever built, I believe… they mostly built residence and concert hall pipe organs), now in storage in a private residence:

Hope this helps!

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