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Big, I have fond memories of the Joy. Saturday’s was kiddie day..matinees for .25 cents, then became a $1 cinema. Monster movies, cartoon movies. When I was in college it was the best place to go for entertainment. Toward the end of its tenure for me…1982…it was kinda grungy and smelled real bad.
Back in the day, 1969, the TransLux had the largest screen of any theater I have ever been to. It was extremely wide, taking up almost the entire back wall. There was stadium type seating, but very comfortable. I watched Little Big Man, Krakatoa East of Java and Ice Station Zebra at this place. Was a beautiful theater and I have many fond memories of going there when I was a kid. I even went there once when it became an adult theater In The 80’s.
I used to work at this theater back in 1975-76. I was a parking lot attendant with a friend of mine. The films I saw…a LOT. Sound of Music, Westworld and many others. Sad this one is gone!