Lyric Theater

2245 Pitkin Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11207

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on April 16, 2012 at 7:23 am

I think the street view clearly shows that this theater has been demolished. The view evidences a vacant lot at the northwest corner of Pitkin Avenue and Hendrix Street, where the Lyric once stood. A status update is in order.

martinreck on December 7, 2009 at 5:00 pm

This was one of the two small theaters I first attended alone as a child around 1950-52(the other was the Miller on Sutter Avenue), as I lived within two blocks of both of them. I remember the admission for children was 12 cents for weekday matinees and 20 cents on weekends. Interestingly, the manager told my father that he needed to do about $200 per day to make ends meet, and that he was having problems doing that. TV, of course, was already becoming popular in NY by then. Since I left the neighborhood in late 1952, I have no idea how long the Lyric(or the Miller) lasted.

tapeshare on May 8, 2008 at 7:41 pm

I can confirm Warren’s picture is the Lyric Theater that was
located at 2245 Pitkin Avenue off Hendrix Street. I don’t have a
closing date but a CO was issued for a factory at this location in

AndrewBarrett on March 10, 2008 at 10:12 pm

According to “Nickelodeon Theatres and Their Music”, page 143, the Lyric in Brooklyn had a large Wurlitzer photoplayer circa 1914. From the tiny photo it looks like a model H or K.

Bway on November 4, 2007 at 10:54 am

Brooklyn Jim asked me to post this photo….I hope this is the right Lyric Theater….

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