Lyric Theatre

145 Fifth Street,
West Des Moines, IA 50265

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Lyric Theatre, Valley Junction, Iowa c. 1922

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The Lyric Theatre was housed in a three-story brick/masonry commercial building located on the southeast corner of Fifth Street and Maple Street in the historic "Valley Junction" district of West Des Moines, Iowa. It was built in 1905.

The Lyric Theatre is listed in the 1950 edition of Film Daily Yearbook with a seating capacity for 350. It has since become the retail "Theatrical Shop", specializing in theatrical apparel and novelties.

Contributed by Edward Cook

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Logan5 on February 29, 2012 at 9:17 am

The city of West Des Moines was known as “Valley Junction” until 1938, and the historic downtown West Des Moines area is still referred to by that name. The building that housed the Lyric Theatre was known as the Wegener Building. Some interesting historic photos of the building and surrounding area can be found on the West Des Moines Historical Society’s website:

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