Lyric Theatre

171 W. Congress Street,
Tucson, AZ 85701

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Circa late-'60s.

The New Lyric Theater was opened September 25, 1918. It was still open in 1941 when it was operated by Fox West Coast Theatres. They were still the operators in 1950.

Contributed by Lindsey C.

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Elsie
Elsie on July 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

A 1919 view here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidleeguss/5246710533/

popvoid
popvoid on January 5, 2013 at 8:01 pm

In the late fifties and early sixties, this was the place to see triple bill science fiction and horror movies. The original Chicago Store location was a couple doors down from it. It was sort of like the poor man’s Fox Theater.

Tucsonman
Tucsonman on July 23, 2014 at 8:24 am

It’s interesting that you’d say that, because as early as Fri., Feb. 20th, 1942, it was indeed operated by Fox West Coast Theatres.

rivest266
rivest266 on October 19, 2016 at 4:03 pm

The September 24th, 1918 grand opening ad can be found in the photo section. It opened on the next day.

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