318 N. St. Paul Street,
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Previously operated by: Joy's Theaters Inc.
Previous Names: Circle Theatre, Showcase Theatre, Uptown Theatre, Little Theater
The Circle Theatre opened on December 25, 1923 as a live theatre, and was operated by E.H. Hulsey. It operated for 15 years as a legit house with the Circle Player, followed by the Little Theatre. On April 1, 1934 it was renamed Uptown Theatre. It was closed in 1938 after running into deficits throughout the decade.
On August 31, 1943, Joy Theatres Inc. of New Orleans opened its 63rd location at the former Circle Theatre and it was renamed Joy Theatre. It was a third/fourth run ultra discount movie theatre. By June 1948, there was no more Joy, as the theatre was closed.
It hade several mixed uses over the years, including storage, office space and church services. On April 27, 1977, it was demolished.
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