Joy Theatre

623 Texas Street,
Shreveport, LA 71101

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1950's photo courtesy of Jack Culpepper.

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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 6:50 pm

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BSmith on October 29, 2007 at 1:26 pm

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 6, 2009 at 5:15 am

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

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on December 10, 2009 at 4:19 am

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

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 24, 2011 at 3:27 am

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

rivest266 on October 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

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

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