Lyric Theatre

Lincoln, NE 68510

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Known from a postcard photo showing a handsome, early, cinema. The incandescent light marquee says: LYRIC This Week “The Power of Truth”. An intrepid researcher could identify the date through old newspaper ads.

Contributed by Will Dunklin

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

A Lyric Theatre at Lincoln was on a list of vaudeville houses published in the April 7, 1906, issue of theatrical trade journal The New York Clipper. However, an entry in a timeline of events of 1906 published in Nebraska Blue Book, 1915, said: “Aug. 27—Lincoln opened new Lyric theatre.” Perhaps the item in the Clipper referred to a previous Lyric Theatre.

The Lyric Theatre was in operation as a movie house at least as late as 1924. The operators of the house, Hostettler Bros., published weekly program guides to their theaters, and scans of a few are available from the Nebraska Memory web site. Here is a PDF file of the current and coming attractions published May 19, 1924.

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