Lyric Theatre

1114 Texas Avenue,
Lubbock, TX 79401

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purpleplay
purpleplay on April 13, 2012 at 7:24 am

The Lyric was THE movie showplace in the mid-1920s. The Texas Tech yearbook for 1926 says that when Tech played its first football game in the fall of 1925, the students were so excited after a game that they stormed the Lyric doing a snake dance in the aisles around the auditorium, just to celebrate a TIE game! I read someplace that the Lyric had the very first neon sign in town.

DonLewis
DonLewis on August 28, 2007 at 7:17 pm

My photo of the LINDSEY here.

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irpworks
irpworks on August 28, 2007 at 5:58 pm

This theater sat directly across from the Lubbock County courthouse. It is on an alley way that still exists. The building which sits there now very likely could be the same same structure with complete re-skinning. It’s a group of law offices now.

The opposite end of the alley would have found the back of the very large Lindsey Theater which has now been demolished.

seymourcox
seymourcox on August 28, 2007 at 11:30 am

You may want to look at these 1939 photos by typing in word “lyric”, then hit search,
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William
William on October 12, 2006 at 2:30 am

The Lyric Theatre was listed as seating 450 people.

DonLewis
DonLewis on October 10, 2006 at 1:36 pm

An old post card showing the LYRIC approx. 1952
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