Joylan Theatre

11 W. Main Street,
Springville, NY 14141

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AshburnFilmWorks on October 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

Hi, I am looking for contact information for the Joylan Theatre, but all I can find is the number for an automated message telling me what movies are playing. I cannot find a single number to contact the theatre and talk to a human being.

I am a local filmmaker and I would like to speak to the owner(s). If anyone knows how to get in touch with them, please let me know. Thanks.

ajoy on September 30, 2009 at 4:34 pm

On Octopber 4, 2009 the Joylan Theatre will be celebrating it’s 60th anniversary. We will be holding a reception at 1:00 pm and showing the movie that the theatre opened with in 1949 at 2:00 pm. The movie “That Midnight Kiss” stars Kathryn Grayson and Mario Lanza. Admission will be the same price as in 1949. All are welcome so please come out and help us celebrate 60 great years of movie magic!

Patsy on May 21, 2008 at 4:50 pm

OJOF: Interesting family theater history! Thanks.

apferrando on May 21, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Sorry… a little late to the game on this. Cinema Tour says 1947 as the opening year… that is wrong. My great-grandfather Peter was the original owner of the Joylan, he built it and ran it until he passed… it opened in 1949. In 1947 he purchased the other Joylan in Springville, as the other one was built. After he passed, my great aunt took it over with her husband, Al. My grandfather was the one that was to take it over, but he passed it to her as she and her husband worked there more than him and understood the business better. As Al got too old, as he was running the projector 6 nights a week, with my grandfather running it the 7th, they sold it out of the family.

kencmcintyre on March 22, 2008 at 11:54 am

“Water Horse – Legend of the Deep” was released in the United States on December 25, 2007.

Patsy on June 29, 2007 at 1:28 pm

This theatre is just as nice as it looks in the photo! The citizens of Springville NY are very fortunate to have it. The special polished ceramic exterior tiles are very special and not seen very often.

richardg on March 3, 2007 at 6:26 pm

Today, March 3, 2007, I revisited the Joylan and saw a first run film. “Wild Hogs”. There were about 250 people at the 4:00 p.m. showing. Pretty good turn out for a small town single screen theatre.
The owner and I talked and she revealed something that many of us already know; which is, how difficult it is for a single screen, low admission price ($5.50) to get first run releases. Anyway, they managed to get “Wild Hogs” in its first week of release and it looks like they’ll do quite well with it.

Patsy on November 21, 2006 at 9:55 am

Cinema Tour gives the opening year as 1947 and no interior photo.

Patsy on November 21, 2006 at 9:47 am

I’m repeating myself and therefore apologize!

Patsy on November 21, 2006 at 9:42 am

And I have once again emailed the Peter Fetterman Gallery to inquire about an interior photo(s) of the Joylan.

Patsy on November 21, 2006 at 9:40 am

I have again contacted the Peter Fetterman Gallery located in Santa Monica CA and asked about an interior photo of this theatre.

Patsy on November 21, 2006 at 9:34 am

Lost Memory: Thanks for the photo and would love to see an interior photo as the one posted by “TC” on March 24, 2005 couldn’t be found. I recall during my visit to Springville that the theatre is being used by a local church for their Sunday services.

Patsy on August 29, 2005 at 8:36 am

I have contacted the Peter Fetterman gallery to inquire about the above Joylan interior photo address.

Patsy on August 29, 2005 at 8:02 am

TC: I just recently traveled through Springville and photographed the Joylan. I was able to see its art moderne interior and the description by Richard Grows is ‘right on’! But I can’t seem to bring up the above website to view the interior photo.