Lyric Theatre

415 River Street,
Manistee, MI 49660

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The Lyric Theatre opened on November 25th, 1915. Emery J. Miller of Fitzpatrick, McElroy & Company leased the building which was erected by Gus Kitzinger. Charles Anderson was the contractor. Fitzpatrick & McElroy owned their own theatre chain with theatres in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin as both a moving picture and vaudeville theatre. On June 16th 1916 they started using their newly installed pipe organ.

It was later owned by the Butterfield company.

The theatre closed on March 13, 1954.

Contributed by Kara Tillotson

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 1, 2008 at 10:09 pm

A few photos can be seen here.

TenPoundHammer
TenPoundHammer on April 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm

The building is now a Salvation Army community center.

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