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Joy Theatre

1825 N. Railroad Street
Arcadia, LA
Built 1930s?
Seats 263

Presumably this was part of the Joy theatre chain, a modest collection of theatres in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi owned by Joy Houck that included a moderne flagship theatre in New Orleans.

A photo of the theatre in happier days is HERE. At the time I visited this small town in northwest Louisiana in the Fall of 2011, the village had reinvented itself as a quaint collection of antique shops, but without much need for a single-screen movie theatre. (CinemaTreasures).

The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. (Al Bartlett)