Joy Drive-In

Highway 6 and County Road 101,
Cisco, TX 76437

250 cars

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Joy Drive-In Theater ... Cisco Texas

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The Joy Drive-In opened in 1952 as Eastland county’s second drive in theater and was located between Cisco and Eastland. Among the original stock holders were Joy N.Houck of New Orleans and E.C.Houck of Dallas. The theater was managed by J.T. Edwards.

One of the original projectionists hired for the Joy Drive-In was Glen Carr who kindly provided the details for this listing. The Joy Drive-In closed permanently in the late-1970’s.

Contributed by Glen Carr / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 10, 2009 at 10:39 am

A movie ad from 1954 for the Joy Drive-In in Cisco Texas.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on June 22, 2010 at 2:47 am

From Cisco Texas an entrance ticket to the Joy Drive-In theater.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 4, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Guys I have it parking 250 cars and was owned in 1956 by H and B Theatres.

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on September 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm

From 1965 a movie ad for the Joy Drive-In in Cisco.

Silicon Sam
Silicon Sam on September 25, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Located on Hwy 6 between Cisco and Eastland. Here’s a link to the lot, very, very faded, but still barely perceptible.

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Need an address, pictures, price of popcorn, etc….

joysmovies on January 25, 2011 at 2:05 am

H & B Theatres stood for Houck and Bounds Theatres, Joy Houck’s partners being C. C. and Leo Bounds. The Bounds were also partners with Houck in the Leo, Palace, Ritz and Joy in Texarkana, at least in the late 40’s.

Tecovington on February 22, 2017 at 5:22 am

This is an awesome site for me to run across. My dad is The J T Edwards that managed this drive in. He later moved to Hammond, LA and opened his own Drive In and he named it Joy Drive In as well.

Kenmore on February 22, 2017 at 6:53 am

A closer address (at least for Google) is HWY6 and Rd 101, Cisco, TX. The drive-in was located about a quarter-mile to the east of the intersection on the north side.

Today, it is an empty field, but you can still see the faded ramps and outline.

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