Joy Cinema & Pub

11959 SW Pacific Highway,
Tigard, OR 97223

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Joy© Tigard Oregon

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The Joy Theatre was opened in 1939.

In June 2012, it was taken over by Jeff ‘Punk Rock’ Martin and was renamed Joy Theatre & Pub. There have been some renovations done to the lobby area. The cinema now serves beer as well as pizza and screens a mix of blockbuster movies, family films and late-night ‘oddities’.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 14, 2006 at 2:42 am

The Joy Theatre is listed in the 1941 edition of Film Daily Yearbook, but no seating capacity is given. In the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook is is listed with a seating capacity of 485.

gittes98
gittes98 on September 26, 2007 at 5:49 am

Recently visited this theatre while in Portland area. A wonderful throwback to the 40s and 50s, a single screen theatre that seems to be a one man operation. Lobby may have been remodeled but the house itself was like stepping back in time, complete with bad acoustics and uneven masking. What more can a nostalgic theatre fan want?

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on April 8, 2010 at 1:49 am

What’s happening at the Joy?

While shopping nearby a few weeks back I saw a freshly painted exterior but a blank marquee and no lights on.

Someone told me the Joy may have changed ownership before or after being remodeled late last year and they had acquired the vacant store next door converting into a snack shop plus bar.

Further more, the new format has changed to “Bollywood” flicks. I’m not to sure that the region would fully support this.

Simon Overton
Simon Overton on May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm

With no answers to my above question, I returned to look the place over and was pleased to see the Joy is OPAEN again but their info-to-know is under the same phone but under www.roxiecinema.com

I noted their programming is now a mixture of first run English speaking films with some “Bollywood” titles as well.

However, the adjacent next door eatery, which was accessible from the Joy’s lobby, is now vacant and been boarded up.

A neighbor told me the most recent manager was no longer there and he was devastated at loosing the job in a place he loved.

mharbour
mharbour on December 18, 2011 at 3:03 am

Joy Cinema is currently screening Indian, mostly Bollywood, movies. The schedule seems to be posted on Friday most of the time at: http://www.roxycinema.com/Portland_main.htm

It would be nice to have more advance notice, but I guess you take what you can get.

They screen 35mm prints. The projection is almost always good; well framed and with quick focus corrections when needed.

I believe there is a five ticket minimum to run the film so if you go on a slow night there’s a chance you might get a refund and no film.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on September 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Was this ever known as the Tigard Theatre, which is pictured here in 1940? Boxoffice

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 10, 2012 at 11:45 pm

The satellite view of the Joy Cinema shows that the building tapers toward the screen end of the auditorium, as does the auditorium of the Tigard Theatre as seen in the Boxoffice photo Tinseltoes linked to. They probably are the same theater. The Tigard Theatre was designed by Portland architect James W. DeYoung.

Mikeyisirish
Mikeyisirish on November 1, 2013 at 12:22 am

An October 2013 photo can be seen here.

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