Lyric Theatre

221 High Street,
Fairport Harbor, OH 44077

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The Lyric Theatre in Fairport Harbor was operating prior to 1941. It closed in the 1960’s and has been decaying ever since. All the seats are gone and the plaster on the wall has vanished to bear bricks. The roof over the lobby is gone, yet you can sill see that it was once a great little theater. There appears to be some activity about the rest of the building but sadly the theater remains in ruin

Contributed by Fred Fobell

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Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

The Lake and the Lyric and The Park Theatres must have been grand theatres looking at the ads for these theatres all side by side in the Painesville Paper.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 21, 2014 at 8:24 pm

The Lyric Theatre is at 221 High Street. A photo of the Lyric Theatre about 1954 appears on page 53 of Fairport Harbor from the Arcadia Publishing Company (Google Books preview.) The theater was located in the Lawrence Block. Various issues of The American Contractor from late 1920 and early 1921 reported that Cleveland architect R. H. Hinsdale was designing a theater, store, and office building at Fairport for E. E. Lawrence. It must have been the Lyric.

The theater probably opened before the end of 1921. This newspaper article in which I found the address said that the Lyric closed in 1961, so it had a run of forty years.

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