Project Specs
Owner Joy Theater LLC
Square Footage 13,000
Start Date08/2011
Completion Date12/2011
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The Joy Theater

Project Overview

A complete historic restoration preserved this 1947 landmark art-deco style movie theater and converted it into a multi-purpose venue to accommodate live music, comedic, and theatrical performances as well as private events.

Features include:

  • Fully restored iconic red and white marquee for promotion of upcoming attractions and exterior, freestanding ticket booth
  • Two levels – first floor with flexible seating and second floor balcony with permanent seating and upscale, custom bar
  • State-of-the-art sound and lighting systems
  • Custom built-in stage
  • Installation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • ADA upgrades and accessibility
  • Designed and constructed within 5 months
  • Utilized Federal & State Historic District Tax Credits


2012 Best Downtown Development Project, Downtown NOLA Awards, New Orleans Downtown Development District