411 Main Street,
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The Lyceum opened in 1921, built for Eugene F. Hardwick for vaudeville and movies and was located on Main Street. It was designed by the Boller Brothers firm in Mission style.
The Lyceum showed its first “talking picture” in 1929, “Chinatown Nights”, with Wallace Beery. A year before, John Phillip Sousa and his band peformed at the Lyceum, debuting “The New Mexico March” there. Other celebrities to appear in person over the years at the theater included cowboy star Tom Mix and Shirley Temple.
After closing after a long career in 1974, the Lyceum was acquired by the city of Clovis in 1982, and has been restored and renovated. The Lyceum today functions as a performing arts venue.
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