Over the last several years New Orleans has seen many of its movie theatres close, the Joy Theatre on
Canal Street is the latest. Learn how social changes, technology, and the distribution of films
contributed to the rise and fall of New Orleans' movie theatres. Journey from the beginning of the
Twentieth Century to the present and reminisce over the places New Orleanians went to the movies.
No More Joy is a documentary that was finished in 2004 and combines hundreds of original
photographs with interviews in a compelling story of how the film exhibition industry continues to go
through changes in the New Orleans area. No doubt the results of hurricane Katrina will force more
independently-owned theatres to close their doors.
This movie may catalog the final curtain call of the neighborhood theatre in the greater New Orleans
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