Joy Theatre

18 E. Marion Street,
Pontotoc, MS 38863

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Located near the corner of S. Liberty Street and E. Marion Street. The Joy Theatre was opened by 1941 when it was listed with 250 seats (same in 1943). Bt 1950 it was listed with 530 seats (same in 1957). It was closed around 1988.

In 2017 it is in use as a jeweler’s store.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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SethG
SethG on October 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Address is wrong. Should be on E Marion St. Number might be 18.

SethG
SethG on October 7, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Actually, the address might belong to a theater mentioned in the NRHP listing, but it was not called the Joy. The photo is on Marion, not Liberty. The note in the historic district writeup for 34 S Liberty says it’s a commercial building from the ‘20s, converted to the 'Cinema One’ in the ‘80s. It has obviously since closed.

SethG
SethG on November 16, 2017 at 12:15 am

Okay, this listing needs to be split. The picture is the Joy. The building now has a Liberty St address, but that’s because an entrance was placed on the side when it was converted to offices in 1989. The address when it was a theater would have been on E Marion St. The description is wrong, this was never county offices. 34 S Liberty is a block south, on the other side of the street. It is now the chancery court. No idea when the Cinema One closed.

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