Joy's Outdoor Twin

6872 Hampton Road,
Texarkana, TX 75503

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Joy's Outdoor Twin

The Joy Drive-In was opened around 1951 and was located just west of Texarkana. An unusual feature of the theatre was the entrance being under and through the base of the 60 feet tall screen tower. It was designed by Bradford W. Stevens of New Orleans. It later became a two-screen drive-in.

It was replaced by "Joy’s Cinema City 6" indoor theater built at the same location as the drive-in, rendering the drive-in obsolete. The sign was repainted for the indoor theater after the Outdoor Twin was no more.

Contributed by Cubey

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

rivest266 on January 29, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I found it at I-30 Exit 218

NYozoner on January 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm

6872 Hampton Rd, Texarkana, TX 75503

The above address will map accurately to the location of the drive-in, which is visible on Google using present day imagery.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Pretty good second feature on Screen two.

NYozoner on February 2, 2011 at 1:57 am

Eddie Murphy double feature on screen one, and James bond double feature on screen two.

One of my person favorite “inside joke” double features was “Great Balls of Fire” the Jerry Lee Lewis Movie, showing with “Cousins.”

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

I know you have seen alot of crazy Double features being a Drive-in Theatre fan like me.Good Story.007 beats Murphy anyday.

Iceberg on October 17, 2017 at 11:44 pm

In 1980 and 1981, the Joy Twin Drive In was in operation along with the Joy indoor multiplex next door to it. The drive in was not paved, as I recall.

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment

Subscribe Want to be emailed when a new comment is posted about this theater?
Just login to your account and subscribe to this theater