Lyric Theatre

115 W. Moore Street,
Terrell, TX 75160

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Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Opera House was listed in the American Motion Picture Directory 1914/1915. By 1926 it was listed as the Lyric Theatre. By the early-1940’s it was operated by Robb & Rowley United Inc. It was still open in 1957.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 17, 2015 at 9:53 pm

The Lyric Opera House was one of three theaters listed for Terrell in the 1913-1914 Cahn guide, all three of which listed E. T. Christman as manager. The National Theatre ran pictures and vaudeville, but no details were given for the Airdome Theatre except that it operated during the summer. The Opera House was a ground floor theater with 600 seats, 200 of which were in the balcony.

The 1909-1910 guide lists a theater called the Childress Opera House in Terrell. Though the description does not exactly match that of the Lyric in 1914, it is close enough that they could have been the same house. The Childress was the only theater listed at Terrell in 1909. It was also listed in the September 5, 1908, issue of The Billboard.

The Lyric Theatre was mentioned in the March 4, 1916, issue of The Moving Picture World. Operators Gwynn & Byar were planning to expend about $2,200 for remodeling the house.

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