Joy Theatre

80 Marble Street,
West Rutland, VT 05777

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Joy Theatre

Mr. and Mrs. Newman R. Robinson opened the Joy Theatre in the small town of West Rutland on October 16, 1946. The house operated until 1957. For many years the building has been occupied by the studio and foundry of Campbell Plaster & Iron, a company producing decorative metal and plaster work for artists and architects.

A white strip of stone, probably locally-quarried marble, can still be seen on the parapet of the red, concrete block building with the name “Joy Theatre” carved in it.

Contributed by Joe Vogel

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 3, 2015 at 10:34 pm

The July 5, 1946, issue of Motion Picture Daily said that “Newman R. Robinson, ex-serviceman, formerly affiliated with Robb and Rowley, at Little Rock, Ark., is reported as building a new 275-seat house at West Rutland, Vt.”

rivest266 on November 24, 2019 at 2:24 pm

This opened on October 16th, 1946 and closed in 1957. Grand opening ad posted.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on September 12, 2022 at 2:40 pm

During the week of April 13, 1955, the Joy Theatre had CinemaScope wide screen and projection equipment installed for movies in that format.

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on September 20, 2022 at 2:45 pm

They seem to have had some occasional art-house programs.

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