Lyric Theatre

1013-15 South Broadway,
Camden, NJ 08103

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The Lyric Theatre was located on South Broadway just South of Mt. Vernon Street. It was opened around 1921. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Lyric Theatre was closed by 1956.

Any further information or history on the Lyric Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 6, 2005 at 12:40 pm

Sorry, wrong link. Try this one:
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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 6, 2005 at 12:43 pm

More Lyric info:

“The Lyric Theater on Broadway and Newton Avenue was another house that showed both movies and live acts. In the 1920s it was one of the properties owned by the Handle & Rovner Amusement Enterprises, which in the 1920s had controlled five theaters in Camden; the Star, the New Lyric, the Garden, the Plaza, and the Colonial, and six other theaters in suburban South Jersey. Louis Rovner was one of the partners in this firm. By the early 1940s, Warner Brothers owned the theater.

Still open as late as 1947, the Lyric was gone by the fall of 1956".

teecee
teecee on March 6, 2005 at 4:17 pm

1928 photo (note that it is called the New Lyric):
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KenRoe
KenRoe on March 7, 2005 at 5:41 am

The 1950 F.D.Y. also has the Lyric listed as a Negro theatre for black audiences

teecee
teecee on July 5, 2005 at 3:20 am

The owners of the original Lyric ordered a Moller organ in 1921 (opus 3282) but cancelled the order. In 1924, they ordered another (opus 3953) that presumably went into the rebuilt theater in 1926.

teecee
teecee on July 28, 2005 at 9:16 am

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CAPTION:
In December 1948, about 450 carriers were treated to a party at the Lyric Theater in Camden.

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2006 at 5:13 am

Listed as CLOSED and part of Stanley Warner Corp. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 17, 2008 at 10:34 am

This website has additional information about the Lyric Theater.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 3, 2011 at 7:47 pm

Doesn’t seem to be any building resembling the theater at this street address, according to the map view.

kathreut
kathreut on November 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

Hi My grandfather owned the Lyric on Clinton Avenue until the 60s. (Apparently there was another one on Broadway) I have a picture of the theatre and a few signs and things. I spent many days up in the balcony watching movies with my siblings and friends in the 50s. My mother grew up watching the great shows they had there.

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