Lyric Theatre

735 S. Main Street,
Concordia, MO 64020

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The Lyric Theatre was listed as open in 1925. The theatre seated 250 and was closed in 1959.

Contributed by Chris1982

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 22, 2018 at 9:50 pm

This article from 2015 says that the Lyric Theatre was upstairs, above what is now the Palace Restaurant and Bar. The Internest gives the address of the Palace as 735 S. Main Street. The building, at the northeast corner of Main and 8th Streets, is still standing. The Lyric’s last movie was shown in 1959. An upstairs theater stil operating in 1959 was quite a rarity.

SethG
SethG on May 9, 2019 at 12:33 am

Also unusual is that the building does not appear on the 1909 Sanborn. On the 1922 map, it is listed as an ‘Opera House’, with a capacity of 300. Post-1910 construction of an opera house is very strange. In 1922, the ground floor tenants were a bowling alley and a saloon. Up until at least 1922, Main was Schiller, and the theater was on the corner with Boggs (now S 8th, with a N 8th on the other side of I-70). Not sure when they decided to be as boring as possible with the street names.

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