Lyric Theatre

325 Dewey Avenue,
Bartlesville, OK 74003

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The Grand Theatre was opened June 5, 1913. In 1917 it was renamed Lyric Theatre.

Contributed by Lauren Grubb

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raybradley
raybradley on August 13, 2007 at 2:36 am

Styled in fun Art Deco fantasy, the Lyric surely was most colourful inside and out. To view vintage images type in word “lyric”, then search …
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seymourcox
seymourcox on July 11, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Great vintage images of the Lyric Theatre can be viewed on this site;
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/cinemasok

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 8, 2010 at 11:50 pm

This theater opened as the Grand. Look at this photo of the Lyric Theatre, then compare this photo from the August 2, 1913, issue of the trade journal The Moving Picture Age, depicting the theater when it was called the Grand. The caption reveals that the Grand opened on June 5, 1913.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

A larger version of the photo I linked to in my previous comment appears in the book Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The caption says the name Grand was changed to Lyric in 1917.

David_Schneider
David_Schneider on July 26, 2016 at 6:08 pm

Page 88 of the book “Oklahoma City: Film Row” says the Lyric was the location of the Bartlesville Telemovie Experiment, a precursor to cable television that lasted from September 3rd, 1957 to June 6th 1958.

It also says the Lyric’s address was 325 Dewey Avenue.

On Google Street View, the building currently numbered 318 occupied by Cooper Herrington Furniture looks to me enough like the photo on page 88 of the book to possibly be the former Lyric.

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