Lyric Theater

1217 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60622

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Lyric Theatre, Chicago in 1914

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This small nickelodeon was one of many around the "Polish Triangle". It opened around 1911. It had no stage, closed by 1917, and was demolished by 1942.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 30, 2011 at 3:54 am

Surprisingly, this diminutive movie house was designed by a well-known theater architect. Here is the notice about it published in the August 27, 1910, issue of The American contractor: “Theatre (seating 299): Known as Lyric Theatre. 1 sty. 24x100. 1217 Milwaukee av. Architect Henry L. Newhouse, 4630 Prairie av. Owner E. Alberti, care architect. Architect taking figures. Brick & plaster, gravel roof, plaster cornice, struct. iron, Georgia pine & cement floors, marble, mosaic, gas & electric fixtures, nickel plumbing.”

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