Joy Drive-In

Highway 79/80,
Minden, LA 71055

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Joy Drive-In

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The Joy was an inner city drive-in.

Contributed by Billy Smith / Don lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on November 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm

“This particular Joy Drive In was actually in Shreveport rather than Minden and I saw some real clunkers here including 2000 Maniacs. It was a great place to take a date!”….Billy Smith

(What drive in wasn’t?) Don L.

jimroy on December 8, 2010 at 6:03 am

The photo that Lost Memory posted was not the Joy Drive-In in Minden, it was the Joy Drive-In in Shreveport on Greenwood Rd where the main Post Office is located now. That is the one that is referred to in the post above by Don Lewis and Billy Smith. It was owned I believe by Edgar Hand and Joy Houck.
I will have more on the Joy Drive-In in Minden later.

NYozoner on January 10, 2011 at 12:51 am

1506 Shreveport Rd, Minden, LA 71055

The above address will map to the location of the drive-in. Hwy 79/80 is also Shreveport Road.

Here is a 1976 aerial photo of the drive-in, courtesy of Earth Explorer and USGS:

jimroy on February 1, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Thanks NYozoner. The family had initally given me a location for it a few hundred yards west of there but you helped pinpoint it.
Here’s more on the history of the place

NYozoner on February 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Awesome history page! Great photos!

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