Joy Theatre

1825 N. Railroad Street

Arcadia, LA

Opened: 1930s?

Seats: 263

cinematreasures.org

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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There are roughly three New Yorks. There is, first, the New York of the man or woman who was born there, who takes the city for granted and accepts its size, its turbulence as natural and inevitable. Second, there is the New York of the commuter — the city that is devoured by locusts each day and spat out each night. Third, there is New York of the person who was born somewhere else and came to New York in quest of something... Commuters give the city its tidal restlessness, natives give it solidity and continuity, but the settlers give it passion. (E.B. White)