Joy Theatre

1825 N. Railroad Street

Arcadia, LA

Opened: 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.

Joy Theatre
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Joy Theatre
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Joy Theatre
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Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country, from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of? (William Shakespeare)