Lyric Theatre

251 Conti Street,
Mobile, AL 36602

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Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on September 26, 2014 at 6:45 am

I remember seeing the beautiful Lyric Theater just around the corner from the slightly larger Saenger Theater. It was beautiful and contained a lot of Italian Marble. It had a larger performing arts stage. It was sadly destroy to open up that block to a park. The theater should have been saved – it was a gem in the South and actually a much better theater for acoustics than the Saenger. Where was the public outcry especially since in the 60s it was considered one of the finest in North America. We have a real problem in the USA in discarding our heritage.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

The February, 1906, issue of Engineering World ran this announcement about the proposed Lyric Theatre in Mobile:

“Mobile, Ala.—The Lyric Theater Co., of this city, has incorporated to build a $100,000 opera house. Stone Brothers, Cora Bldg., New Orleans, La., are Architects.”
From 1901 to 1910, the Stone Brothers architectural firm consisted of Guy Stone, Grover C. Stone, and Sam Stone, Jr.

The Sanger Amusements web site offers this page with a brief history of the Lyric, and several illustrations.

Patsy on March 23, 2010 at 8:36 pm

This theatre is mentioned in a book about Nelle Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) by Charles Shields.