New Lyric Theater

1 N. Main Street,
Liberty, NY 12754

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The New Lyric Theater in Liberty, NY opened as the Lyric Theater sometime before 1913. This theater was located in the Town & Country building which was built in the 1890’s. In 1913 a fire damaged the Lyric Theater. The theater was repaired and opened again in 1914 as the New Lyric Theater.

This theater showed silent movies and also had vaudeville acts and minstrel shows. Seating is given as 400-500 seats. The New Lyric closed around 1924 when the much larger Liberty Theater opened. This building still stands and to the best of my knowledge it is now an antique store.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 18, 2005 at 4:23 pm

A modern photo of the Town & Country building can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 23, 2006 at 7:01 pm

Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004

Town and Country Building (added 2004 – Building – #04001061)
Also known as Lyric Theatre
1 N Main St., Liberty
Historic Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event
Architectural Style: Moderne
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation, Commerce, Architecture
Period of Significance: 1875-1899, 1900-1924, 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner: Local Gov’t
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade, Recreation And Culture, Social
Historic Sub-function: Meeting Hall, Specialty Store, Theater
Current Function: Vacant/Not In Use

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