Lyric Theatre

33 W. Center Street,
Shenandoah, PA 17976

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Lyric Theatre, Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, ca.1913

The Lyric Theatre, located at Jardin Street and Center Street in Shenandoah was opened around 1913. It is listed as closed in the 1945 Film Daily Yearbook, which also showed it seated 480. The theatre was later converted into a restaurant.

Any additional information on the Lyric Theatre would be appreciated.

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teecee
teecee on June 6, 2005 at 2:10 pm

Theater owned by Richard Dabb. In April 1933, he began allowing the local Polish American club access to the theater to perform a monthly benefit show.

RJS
RJS on August 12, 2005 at 10:58 am

I was able to take a photo of the Lyric theater in August 2005, it currently is being used as both restaurant and bar. It appears the exterior was recently painted. You can view the photo here

teecee
teecee on August 31, 2005 at 5:25 am

A Wurlitzer organ, opus 719, was installed in this theater on 10/24/1923.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 16, 2007 at 7:39 pm

This is an undated postcard view of the Lyric Theater.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 13, 2013 at 8:54 pm

The address of the Lyric Restaurant, still located in the former theater, is 33 W. Center Street. Here is a Google Street View, since ours isn’t currently working.

The Lyric Theatre was noted in the “Among the Picture Theaters” feature of The Moving Picture World for March 22, 1913 (scan here). The house had been recently built for owner-operator Richard Dabb, on the site of his earlier theater of the same name.

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