Lyric Theatre

7208 Pacific Boulevard,
Huntington Park, CA 90255

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Previously operated by: Fox West Coast Theatres, Pussycat Theatres

Architects: A.H. McCulloh

Functions: Religious Services, Retail

Styles: Egyptian

Previous Names: Pussycat Theatre

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Lyric Theatre exterior

Opened in June 1922, the Lyric Theatre was later a district 4 Fox house. Frome 1961 it finished its final days as a Pussycat Theatre.

Contributed by William Gabel

Recent comments (view all 28 comments)

kencmcintyre on June 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Here is an August 1960 ad from the Long Beach Independent:

richjr37 on October 20, 2009 at 11:22 pm

I went to Pacific Boulevard Elementary School in the early ‘70s and this theatre was on the route to and from school.

So were the California and Park theatres.

MagicLantern on June 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

The building looks like it’s still standing – on GoogleMaps you can clearly see where the roll-up door was the entrance.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 7, 2010 at 3:53 am

Southwest Builder & Contractor of May 27, 1921, said that the plans for this theater were being prepared by Walnut Park architect A.H. McCulloh.

William on August 7, 2010 at 6:17 am

Yes, it looks like the building is still standing from the overhead shots of the building.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 3, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The June 22 article that OCRon uploaded confirms A. H. McCulloh as the architect of the Lyric Theatre. The June 25 article says that the theater was decorated in the Egyptian style, but also says that the Lyric was a “copy” of Grauman’s Million Dollar, and that house was not Egyptian at all.

The unusual spelling of the architect’s surname, McCulloh, appears to be correct, as it is spelled that way in several trade journal items from 1921 and 1922. I can find only one instance of a Los Angeles architect called A. H. McCollough, that being from 1913, and that might not even be the same guy.

richjr37 on July 25, 2018 at 11:56 am

It’s now a dentist office.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 25, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Whatever the lobby is being used for, it appears that the auditorium has been reconfigured for use as a wedding chapel and associated reception rooms. The entrance to the Guadalupe Wedding Chapel is around the corner on Florence Avenue.

rivest266 on October 22, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Switched to adult programming in 1961.

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