Lyric Theatre

585 Park Street,
Hartford, CT 06106

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Cinerama on February 20, 2017 at 1:57 pm

Article from the Hartford Courant newspaper:

leticiacotto on June 30, 2016 at 1:13 pm

Good Morning Jim. Would you mind sharing your stories or any pics if your family has any?

Thank you

Jimruggerio on June 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

I used to go to the lyric all the time as a kid as my uncle joe Ruggerio was the manager. It was great!

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

The fall, 2008, newsletter of the Hartford Preservation Alliance says that the Lyric Theatre was designed by architect Edward T. Wiley.

hartfordhistory on July 11, 2010 at 10:26 pm

September 1 marks the 87th anniversary of the Lyric’s grand opening. An article published in the September 3, 1923 edition of the Hartford Courant, a few days after the opening, noted that Mayor Richard Kinsella, a host of other politicians, and a seven-piece orchestra had been on hand for the event. More on the blog: View link

Godard on July 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm

There is now a fund to help the City of Hartford preserve The Lyric Theater. It is an important landmark and would be a treasure to bring back to it’s former glory.

To donate to the fund: Donations should be made out to “City of Hartford,” with the memo line reading “Lyric Theater Fund,” and sent to 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT. 06103.

Here is a link to the article in the Hartford Courant: View link

Cinerama on March 25, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Its scheduled to be demolished this weekend.

leticiacotto on May 22, 2009 at 6:58 pm

Trying to expose the Lyric’s Story.

I work for the Hartford Public Library Park Branch in the Frog Hollow Neighborhood and am searching for any old photos or information on the history of the Lyric Theater. Does any one have any leads on historical facts about the Lyric?

Gerald A. DeLuca
Gerald A. DeLuca on April 2, 2007 at 7:54 pm

Recent photos of the theatre building exterior:

SpikeSpiegel6262044 on January 31, 2006 at 11:50 pm

Roger, I have agree with what you said. I’d do the same thing.

teecee on June 8, 2005 at 12:59 pm

Was this theater ever used as retail space?
Basile Baumann Prost & Associates, Inc. (BBP Associates) is an economics and real estate development advisory firm. This is a clip from their list of projects on their website:

“Hartford, CT— Conversion of the old Lyric Theater into office and retail uses."

Maybe they “advised” someone and it didn’t happen.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on January 17, 2004 at 1:12 pm

If I won a $300 million lottery THIS would be the theatre I chose to refurbish. The Lyric has been closed for about 30+ years and the decrepit roof has allowed water to pour in and ruin much of the interior. The Lyric on Park Street which is known as New England’s Hispanic Main Street. It could be successful as a Hispanic cultural and performing arts center with some Spanish movies also shown. However, it will cost many tens of millions of dollars to restore, and that is what is keeping it from happening.

William on November 20, 2003 at 1:32 am

The Lyric Theatre is located at 585 Park Street and it seated 1000 people.