Lyric Theatre

213 W. 42nd Street,
New York, NY 10036

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Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on May 13, 2013 at 7:42 am

Was the 1922 Robin Hood a movie or a play?

HowardBHaas on May 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm

Yes, the new “The Great Gatsby” shows Robin Hood sign on a Broadway or Times Square theater in 1922 and in another thread Al Alvarez replied to my question that it had its local original run here at the Lyric.

Roister on November 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Looking to contact anybody who may have worked at the Lyric – usher, box office, concession stand, anything – back in the 1970s or 80s… putting together an oral history… thank thanks!

BobFurmanek on February 6, 2012 at 1:58 pm

The movie playing in that image posted on January 28 is MONEY FROM HOME with Martin and Lewis. Originally released in 3-D, it opened flat in New York, first at the Paramount and then at Loew’s theaters throughout the five boroughs.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on February 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

Wow, robboehm, it says right on the ad “Lyric 42nd Street between 7th and 8th” and the telephone number 730-0323. I called that number so many times over the years, it’s like a flashback seeing it again! (And rob, now may be a good time to use the “remove” option on your 4:48pm post!)

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

Rob. Check the top of the ad. While the 42nd Street Lyric is not listed among the neighborhood houses showing the flick at the bottom of the ad, there is an announcement at the top of the ad for a live appearance by Smokey Robinson at this Lyric Theatre.

robboehm on February 5, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Well, the Lyric shown in this ad is in New Jersey. But all these are problematic. In this one they show the Hempstead being in Queens and a Rialto in Riverhead. There never was a Rialto in Riverhead. There was the Capitol which became the Riverhead and the Suffolk. And, while I’m throwing names around, there used to be a Lyric in Oyster Bay which subsequently became the Oyster Bay.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 5, 2012 at 3:43 pm

I actually went right for the photo there, too. Original link was just for the thumbnail image.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 5, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Here it is.

You put the “here it is” in square brackets [ ] and put the link itself in parentheses immediately following the close bracket (with no space).

robboehm on January 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

And, unfortunately, they took most of their links with them.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 2, 2012 at 6:35 pm

LostMemory and Warren G. Harris both stopped posting in 2009. Where’d they go? They added so much to this site.

42ndStreetMemories on May 10, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Great picture, Soren. As were the other Times Square photos on his website. I’m already trying to figure out what was playing at the Lyric. Looked like Dean Martin in a still.

sorenl2 on January 28, 2011 at 10:49 pm

My grandfather took this picture of a woman working in the ticket booth of the Lyric in 1954.
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William on August 9, 2010 at 3:09 pm

The former Ford Center for the Performing Arts / Hilton Theatre will be renamed soon “The Foxwoods Theatre. Foxwoods Resorts Casino has won the naming rights to the theatre.

robboehm on January 21, 2010 at 9:18 am

I consider what I see on 43rd Street more than an insignificant small section of wall. Check it out for yourself.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on January 21, 2010 at 7:38 am

If you look at the photo on page 225 of the recent book “The Story of 42nd Street” you will see a demolition photo that shows what was salvaged. They were really insignificant small sections of wall.

robboehm on January 21, 2010 at 4:39 am

Technically, the theatre was not razed. Gutted yes. Joined with the adjacent Apollo yes. When you walk west on 43rd street from Broadway you can see the remains of the ornate exterior Lyric wall. Incidentally, before the 42nd street vitalization project, this exterior wall was cleaned and resurfaced anticipating the revival of the theatre as had been done with the Apollo using 43rd street as the entrance to avoid the blight on 42nd street.

JGKlein on July 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm

Read this excellent Wikipedia article on the Lyric Theatre: View link)

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on April 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Last try. I don’t understand why this is happening.

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William on April 13, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Hey Al, This photo link is of the Waverly 1 & 2 Theatres.

William on April 13, 2009 at 9:34 am

Al, this picture link is for the Manhattan 1 & 2 theatre.