Lyric Theatre

233 E. Front Street,
Traverse City, MI 49684

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 4, 2017 at 7:11 pm

An article in the December 18, 1923, issue of the Traverse City Record-Eagle indicated that the second Lyric Theatre was an entirely new building, saying “[a]ll of the walls are new, none of the wall space of the old Lyric being used in the new structure.”

In short, I suspect that steelbeard1 was correct in saying that the Lyric (the second Lyric) “became” the State Theatre. The 1923 Record-Eagle article especially noted the fireproof construction of the new theater, so I think it very likely that the walls, and perhaps even the roof, survived the 1949 fire and are part of the State Theatre today.

steelbeard1 on June 15, 2011 at 10:51 am

The Lyric Theatre became the State Theatre.

kencmcintyre on September 21, 2007 at 7:13 am

Here is a 1945 ad from the Traverse City Record-Eagle: