Lyric Theatre

113 W. Rush Avenue,
Harrison, AR 72601

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Lyric Theatre

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The Lyric Theatre opened in 1929, on Rush Avenue, on Courthouse Square, with a seating capacity of 409. It operated until 1977 when it closed. It would remain vacant for over two decades until 1999 when the Ozark Arts Council acquired it and began a renovation project on the theater to bring it back to its original Art Deco appearance. Renovation was completed in 2007.

The Lyric Theatre’s most remarkable features are the beautiful luminescent murals on the walls of the theatre, painted by Depression-era hobos, who did the work in exchange for food and shelter.

The theater now seating 365, hosts live performances and concerts, and well as screening classic movies.

Contributed by Bryan, Kim Smith

Recent comments (view all 9 comments)

kencmcintyre on May 27, 2006 at 4:56 pm

Here is an article about the renovation of the Lyric:

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Lost Memory on September 10, 2006 at 5:08 pm

This website has a photo of the Lyric theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 17, 2007 at 6:27 pm

Here.jpg) is a night view of the Lyric Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 29, 2007 at 4:35 pm

Here are some photos of the Lyric Theater.

DonLewis on May 22, 2008 at 6:33 pm

A 1987 view of the Lyric in Harrison here and here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 24, 2008 at 1:10 am

Lyric Theater website. Current seating is: Main floor-240 and Balcony-125.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 24, 2008 at 2:08 am

Another photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 11, 2009 at 3:27 am

This is a nice photo of the Lyric.

ghsong on November 24, 2010 at 2:22 am

i spent the summer of my 17th year[1972] in harrison ark working at a nearby amusement park.i remember going to the movies a couple times that summer here…glad to see they have brought it back to life.

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