3345 Metairie Road,
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I do not know who originally owned the Aereon, but sometime in the 60’s, it was acquired by Joy’s Theatres Inc.
The Aereon started as single screen, then twinned, and then Joy’s added to the left side of the building to have a third screen.
The Aereon had an old Manley popcorn machine with a glass kettle, where you could see the popcorn popping.
The manager of the theatre for the last several years was Lois Walsh, a school teacher, and one of Joy Houck’s former wives.
Something odd about this theatre, in theatre #2, there was only one projector, running with 6000' (one hour) reels, so at the end of the third reel, there would be an intermission for a reel change.
I believe the Aereon closed in 1981, and Mrs. Walsh moved to manage Joy’s Panorama.
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