Madison Theater

730 Madison Avenue,
Covington, KY 41011

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Sorry, I put the wrong link for the 1947 photo. It’s here.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm

The three photos of the Madison in the November 20, 1967, issue of Boxoffice can now be seen at this link.

The 1947 photo of the auditorium is in the Thortel fabrics ad on this page of Boxoffice.

The Lyric was operated for most of the 1920s by Godfrey Kotzin. L. B. Wilson bought the house in 1927. The news was published in the November 22 issue of the Kentucky Post, but I can’t find it online.

Jnmcda0 on February 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm

L.B. Wilson was my great-grandfather’s brother.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 16, 2010 at 5:41 pm

A photo of the auditorium of the Madison Theatre illustrated an ad for Thortel Fireproof Fabrics in Boxoffice of March 29, 1947.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 8, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Nice photo of a great looking theatre.Covington should proud to have it on main street.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 24, 2009 at 2:05 am

Boxoffice contradicts itself. The issue of January 5, 1946, said this: “The inclement weather has delayed work on the rebuilding of the Madison Theatre in Covington, Ky., gutted by fire several months ago.”

Then the March 16, 1946, issue says this: “The Madison Theatre, Covington, Ky., which is being completely rebuilt after total destruction by fire, is now 70 percent completed.”

Gutted, or completely destroyed? You decide.

But while Boxoffice apparently couldn’t be bothered to report on the fire itself (at least I’ve been unable to find such an item,) a renovation of the Madison more than two decades later rated three photos in the November 20, 1967, issue.

Bill Eichelberger
Bill Eichelberger on December 23, 2009 at 8:08 pm

This is a picture of the Lyric, which eventually became the Wilson, then the Madison.

kencmcintyre on August 29, 2008 at 4:00 pm

A good time was had by all at the recent Bob Weir and Ratdog show at the Madison. Caution: Mr. Dog seems to be encouraging you to perform some illegal activity while listening to his music.

hanksykes on April 14, 2007 at 8:35 am

In 1946 the Madison theater was a rebuild by F&Y Building Services out of Columbus,Ohio.