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Joy Theater on Canal Street comes back to life, 6 years after Katrina
2012/01/16
Throughout its history as a Canal Street movie house, the Joy Theater was always the kid brother to the older, elegant downtown picture palaces. Because it was a generation younger than its counterparts, the Joy epitomized streamlined design, which meant it lacked the older theaters' jaw-dropping architectural refinements, including statuary, fountains and alcoves. Most of its pictures came from Universal, a much less prestigious studio than Warner Bros. or 20th Century Fox. But come Dec. 29, the Joy will be the one in the spotlight, as it becomes the first downtown theater to reopen on a permanent basis since Hurricane Katrina. Read More >>
Joy Theater open on Canal Street
2012/01/16
The Canal Street corridor is being revitalized one landmark at a time. More than 6 years after it closed and was damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the Joy Theater is back! Mike Theis was there on opening night with the Best Seat in the House. Read More >>
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