Lido Theatre

236 South Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06706

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Lido Theatre

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One of many long-gone Waterbury moviehouses.

Contributed by Roger Katz

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anexwaterburian
anexwaterburian on August 14, 2005 at 4:53 pm

The second Lyric Theater in Waterbury opened in 1911 and became The Lido Theater in 1935 with the Quatrano family in charge, followed by Billy and Johnny Sirica, until it went dark around 1962. The Sirica brothers then became owners of the Watertown Drive-In.

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on August 17, 2005 at 10:41 am

I was in Waterbury on Monday and decided to visit every listed Waterbury movie theater, living or deceased. I couldn’t find the number of this building as it was demolished but 236 wasn’t anywhere.
Oh well.

edwardguinea
edwardguinea on February 23, 2006 at 4:27 pm

Became a porn house for awhile – was called the Mini-Cinema. Playing a porn film followed by a third run feature.

prosa123
prosa123 on April 21, 2006 at 5:59 am

The Courtyard Marriott hotel now occupies the site.

pouruchista
pouruchista on March 25, 2007 at 5:37 pm

I remember seeing the Lido while driving down South Main some time in the mid-1990’s so it must have been taken down soon after then.

anexwaterburian
anexwaterburian on April 4, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Ticket for a benefit showing of Carolina starring Lionel Barrymore at the Lyric Theatre in 1934 >> View link

shoeshoe14
shoeshoe14 on September 26, 2007 at 2:13 pm

It became the Mini Cinema in 1969 with the LaFlamme brothers.

notsobiglenny
notsobiglenny on February 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I have a photo of my father in 1939 changing the marquee at the Lido. “The Secret of Dr. Kildare with Lew Ayres” and “Reno with Anita Louise & Richard Dix” Was playing. My Dad was an usher there and my uncle was the projectionist.

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