Lyric Theatre

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

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B7000 on January 13, 2005 at 3:00 pm

I actually had a chance to attend a punk concert here back in the late 80s : the band set up right in front of the screen and pornos played in the backround- the Lyric was really run down by that point, but traces of it’s former beauty were evident in the (dark) painted plaster ceiling, and along the crumbling yet still grand lobby/entrance- the bathrooms were something else- signs warning against prostitution/drug dealing; toilets missing and no running water. It was a great concert, and me and my(underage) friends certainly appreciated being allowed into the verry same porn theater from Taxi Driver!

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on January 6, 2005 at 4:45 pm

Although it may have shown a soft-core adult movie from time to time (when porn flirted with mainstream acceptance) the Lyric was never a porno house.

br91975 on January 5, 2005 at 4:57 pm

The Lyric – which was then in its period as one of the handful of the Deuce’s porno theatres – was featured in the film ‘Taxi Driver’.

br91975 on January 5, 2005 at 4:53 pm

The Lyric was, in the early- to mid-‘90s, the third-to-last (not counting the MoviePlex 42) of the Deuce grindhouses to close its doors for business, followed by the Selwyn and the Harris.