Joy Drive-In

546 MacArthur Drive,
Alexandria, LA 71303

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Joy Drive-In

Located on Highway 71, the Joy Drive-In was opened November 18, 1949 with “Tulsa”. It was operated by the Joy Theatres chain. The Joy Drive-In was closed in 1962. Now Motel 6.

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dsedman on February 19, 2017 at 6:47 pm

There was a race in Alexandria to see which of two new outdoor theatres could open first and, sadly for the Joy Drive-In, it finished second. The Joy did open but very late in the year on November 18, 1949 playing “Tulsa.” The Fox Drive-In was first to the tape opening July 8th of that same year. And the Joy was first to close in 1962 though it did host a movie-less fireworks show in 1963. The land was sold in 1966 with the theatre bulldozed.

davidcoppock on February 19, 2017 at 10:51 pm

Joyful name for a drive-in!!

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