Lyric Theatre

806 Penn Street,
Reading, PA 19601

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Opened in 1910, the Lyric Theatre is known from M.P. Moller organ company records indicating their organ opus (serial number) 1752 was installed there in 1914 at a cost of $3,200. The Lyric Theatre apparently destroyed by fire in 1934.

Contributed by William Dunklin

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 3, 2014 at 11:13 am

An article in the May 2, 1913, issue of the Reading Times said that Frank Hill had opened the Lyric Theatre at 806-810 Penn Street in 1910.

The June 29, 1914, issue of the paper said that the Moller organ just installed in the Lyric would be dedicated on July 4. It was a three manual instrument with 850 pipes, and had taken four weeks to install. It was the same style of organ that had been installed in the Vitagraph and Strand Theatres in New York City and the Stanley Theatre in Philadelphia.

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