Lyric Theater

206 W. 1st Street,
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

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Lyric Theater, Oklahoma City, OK

This Lyric Theater opened in 1904 with its main entrance at 206 NW 1st Street and a secondary entrance at 123 N. Robinson Avenue. It was built by the Miller Brewing Co. and had a large rooftop beer garden. The Lyric Theater closed in 1926. It was demolished in 1927 and was replaced by the high rise Perrine Building.

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raybradley on November 24, 2006 at 2:22 pm

Designed by Milwakee based architect William Wells, the 2000 seat Lyric Theatre was originally a vaudeville house built by Miller Brewing Company. There was a rooftop beer garden that also presented live shows. Later movies were added to the program and quickly became more popular than vaude acts.
By 1926 the poperty on which the Lyric sat became more valuable than theatre use could support. The theatre closed in late 1926 and was torn down a few weeks later. The Perrine building was built on this site.

missmelbatoast on March 26, 2007 at 6:27 am

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missmelbatoast on April 1, 2007 at 11:49 am

Main entrance to the Lyric Theatre was on First Street. Here is a c1950 view of the side entryway at 127 N. Robinson, photo left -
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missmelbatoast on April 1, 2007 at 11:55 am

Main entrance to the Lyric Theatre was located on First Street. Here is a c1920 image of the side entryway at 127 N. Robinson, photo left -

seymourcox on April 4, 2011 at 6:45 pm

The downtown Lyric Theatre did have an annex entrance on N. Robinson St. but the playhouse proper was located on First St. History books say this theatre was torn down when the Perrine Building went up. However, some oldtimers say the Lyric remained directly behind the Perrine. If so, it would have been that five story structure with the sloped tile roof seen just right of the much taller Perrine Bldg.
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