New Grand Theatre

2187 E. 9th Street,
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Grand Theatre

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The Lyric Theatre was opened in 1904 and closed in 1908. It reopened in 1909 as the Grand Theatre. Operating as a movie theatre, it closed in 1921. In 1922 it reopened as a burlesque theatre, renamed New Grand Theatre. It was closed in 1928.

Contributed by John T. Ivancic

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

The February, 1904, issue of The Ohio Architect and Builder said that the Lyric Theatre, under construction at Bolivar Road and Erie Avenue (now 9th Street) had been designed in the Art Nouveau style by architect Frederic William Striebinger.

Cleveland native Striebinger, born 1870, studied at Columbia University and at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before establishing his architectural practice at Cleveland in 1897. In 1896 he and fellow American student Hugh Tallant shared the Ecole’s prestigious Prix Jean Leclaire.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 29, 2018 at 8:55 pm

Alan F. Dutka’s Historic Movie Theaters of Downtown Cleveland says that the Lyric Theatre closed in 1908 and reopened in 1909 as the Grand Theatre. The Grand closed in 1921, putting an end to the house as a movie theater, but the following year it reopened as a burlesque house called the New Empire Theatre, replacing the recently razed Empire Theatre on Huron Street. The theater went permanently dark in 1928.

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