Lyric Theater

604 Muhammad Ali Boulevard ,
Louisville, KY 40203

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The Lyric Theatre was possibly opened in 1926?

It is known that on the 27th March 1926 the Wurlitzer 2 Manual 6 Rank was repossessed from Shea’s North Park Theatre, Buffalo, NY and was removed to the Lyric Theatre, Louisville. It is currently in Albany, NY.

In the Film Daily Yearbook, 1941 the theatre is listed as the New Lyric with a seating capacity of 700, but by the FDY, 1950 it has returned to the name Lyric with 885 seats.

Any further information on the Lyric Theatre would be appreciated.

Contributed by KenRoe

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 3, 2005 at 7:56 pm

lostmemory;

I will add the Lyric Theater, Lexington, KY as a new theatre on this database and include your details given above. OK.

Ken Roe
Ken Roe on January 3, 2005 at 8:04 pm

My Film Daily Yearbooks, 1941 and 1950 list the Lyric Theatre, Louisville as being a Negro theatre.

kamiel
kamiel on April 17, 2007 at 5:28 pm

Walnut St. in Louisville is now Muhammad Ali Blvd. This was a part of the Walnut St. Corridor, in its heyday the center of black-owned businesses and entertainment, “heart of Louisville’s African-American culture”.

moviejs
moviejs on June 17, 2007 at 4:58 pm

The Lyric was open and showing sub-run double features on 4/17/60, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal of that date.

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