Lyric Vaudeville Theater
203 E. 3rd Street,
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“The new Peterson & Wood Theater of Jamestown, NY, which has been under construction since July is practically completed. It will be opened as a moving picture and vaudeville house probably in December”.
(This from a blurb from a book called The Moving Picture World, Volume 18, issues 8-13 by Moving Pictures Exhibitor’s Association.)
The Lyric Vaudeville Theater, originally on the corner of Spring Street and E. 3rd Street in Jamestown, was built in 1909, and operated as a vaudeville house until about 1923. For a brief time it was Johnson’s Restaurant, although some claim it lasted as a theater well into the 1930’s.
In any event, it eventually fell into disrepair, and part of the frontage fell into E. 3rd Street in 1964, killing at least one person. The rubble was cleared and the building was reduced to one story in height, and is currently the Taco Hut Restaurant.
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