Lyric Theatre

132 N. 13th Street,
Lincoln, NE 68508

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Lyric Theatre

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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 advertisements. The Lyric Theatre was closed in 1927 and was demolished to make way for the Stuart Theatre on the site.

Contributed by Will Dunklin

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 15, 2012 at 7:44 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.

OCRon
OCRon on February 9, 2016 at 7:10 am

Finally found: the address of the Lyric Theatre at 132 N. 13th, with 847 seats. The Lyric was demolished in 1927 to prepare the site for the new Stuart Theatre. News clippings are in photo section.

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