Lyric Theater

1171 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11221

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on April 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Wow, Ken i never would have noticed that being a closed theatre.

johndereszewski on April 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

The linked photo appearing at the end of this comment, which will hopefully work, was taken by a Columbia University graduate student who is currently involved in a terrific project that will assess landmarking possibilities in the Bushwick Avenue corridor. It provides a directly shot view of the old theater.

By the way, the Brooklyn Theatre Index lists the years of operation for the Lyric to only run from 1914 to 1921. If this is trus, then AldoCP obviously saw the silent “King of Kings” at another theater in the 1940’s. Or perhaps the Index has it wrong.

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AldoCP on March 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

I remember that the Lyric was not a large movie theater.
It was at the Lyric that I saw “King of Kings”, probably in
the 1940s – I was about 8 years old.
I was impressed and did not even know that there was such a thing as a “silent film."
Admission for kids was 11 cents.