Lyric Theatre

Dock Square,
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

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1953 photo via Bill Kelder.

The Lyric Theatre opened in 1919 and lasted into the 1960’s. It was remodeled into a store.

Contributed by Ron Salters

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rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 12, 2015 at 10:21 am

The Theatre Historical Society archive has the MGM Theatre Report for the Lyric; it’s Card # 387. Address is “Main St.” There is an exterior photo dated June 11, 1941. Condition is Fair. The report says it opened in 1919, was showing MGM films, had 350 seats and was a Summer operation. 1940 population was 3,700.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm

The Cinema Data Project’s page for the Lyric Theatre describes its location as a “…frame building with cupola on bridge….” I’ve set Street View to the only building fitting that description. This probably is the theater’s building, though the CDP page adds that by the 1990s the auditorium was “…seriously altered or unusable.”

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on October 14, 2015 at 11:15 am

I went to the THS site and looked again at the 1941 photo of the Lyric and it most definitely is the same building as the one found by Joe Vogel. So the building is still standing.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on June 14, 2018 at 7:20 am

1953 photo added via Bill Kelder. Lyric Theatre sign on the right.

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