292 Portage Avenue,
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Previously operated by: Universal Chain Theatrical Enterprises Inc.
Styles: Art Deco
Opened c.1920. A 3 manual Smith unit organ is recorded as having been installed in October of that year. Initially, the Lyceum Theatre offered first run movies and by 1929 was operated by the Universal Pictures chain. It later operated as an independent house, competing against the Famous Players chain of theaters, of which there were several in the immediate area.
Little or no remodelling was ever done to the theatre, other than installing a concession area and replacement of all the seating in the early-1950’s. In later years it ran mostly double features. Eventually declining attendance forced it to close in 1968. It was demolished, along with almost the entire city block to make way for a Radisson hotel.
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