Lyric Theater

109 South Commerce Street,
Gainesville, TX 76240

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Emma Cassidy and her sister Ms. G.H. Hammond opened the Lyric Theater in the summer of 1914, and it was quick to catch on with the enthusiastic Gainesville residents. The two owners kept the theater updated and had a long successful run with it.

The Lyric Theatre had closed by 1940.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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millsbranch on June 24, 2009 at 11:27 pm

The Lyric was closed in 1936 at which time the building was refurbished, and opened as the Plaza at 109 Commerce on West
side of the Square.
The structure is still in use, and in great condition, but no
longer a theater.
Don Lewis, Billy Smith, Billy Holcomb

Don Lewis
Don Lewis on July 5, 2009 at 12:56 am

Views of the Lyric-Plaza Theater here, here, here and here.

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