Lyric Theatre

508 Vine Street,
Cincinnati, OH

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Lyric Theatre

This once-popular vaudeville theater, which opened in 1906, converted to movies in 1921. The Lyric closed in 1950.

Contributed by Ray Martinez

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kencmcintyre on September 28, 2006 at 2:38 pm

Here are a postcard and photo, both from the mid twenties:

hanksykes on August 20, 2012 at 1:03 pm

RKO came thru in the early 1930’s and purchased a string of Libson theatres including the Lyric Th.,then by 1933 RKO went into receivership, but recovered in the later 1940’s . However the RKO logos remained upon the theatre marquees until many were torndown in the 1950’s,1960’s&1970’s. Must have been cheaper than removing the Radio-Keith-Orpheum name.

hanksykes on August 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm

We should give credit to Mr. Heuck the owner an builder of This Lyric Th. in l906 who was looking to produce a fancier form of entertainment than what was offered at his 2 theatres in,“Over The Rhine”. Namely Heucks Operahouse and the Peoples Theater, which played melodramas,westerns,and some national named vaudeville. Heuck was looking for a more genteel audience and probably bigger profits.

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