The History of The Joy Theater
The Joy Theater in New Orleans originally opened on February 7, 1947 as a movie theater. The opening night film was Lover Come Back starring Lucille Ball and George Brent. The Joy closed for a brief time in 1978 and permanently closed in 2003.
The Joy Theater was renovated and reintroduced into commerce in December 2011 as a multipurpose venue for concerts, live music and comedy shows. This magnificent event rental venue has been operational since then and is famous for house shows, movie screening, DJ shows, dance performance, etc.
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The History of the Joy Theater
“No More Joy” – The Documentary
This ain’t your Grandparent’s movie theater
Hell, it ain’t even a movie theater
The Joy Theater in the News
Joy Theater to open with trio of concerts in December
According to WWL-TV's Scott Satchfield, The Joy Theater on Canal Street will reopen on Dec. 29 with a bang, starting with Irma Thomas and Lance Ellis on that date, and continuing with a string of shows. The following night, Dec. 30, Cyril Neville's Tribe 13 and Soul Rebels Brass Band will play, and Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers will perform on New Year's Eve.
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The Joy Theater Brings Entertainment to Canal Street
With the reopening of The Joy Theater, entertainment returns to the upper-end of Canal Street. Live music, comedy, and theatrical productions are all part of the vision. Additionally, there are plans to create unique productions that highlight the heritage of New Orleans culture. Musical productions highlighting R&Street both have a rich history.
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