Lyric Theatre

300 E. Third Street,
Lexington, KY 40508

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ckingiii on October 30, 2010 at 2:09 am

The Lyric Theatre officially opens tomorrow: View link

Pegbars on April 14, 2010 at 3:52 pm

There is no 125 S. Main Street in Lexington, KY. Main Street runs East and West in that city.

kencmcintyre on April 14, 2009 at 2:59 am

Here is an anti-renovation viewpoint:

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 11, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Here is a Feb. 15, 2009 article about a possible renovation of the Lyric Theater to be used as a “588 seat theater, a multipurpose space and an African-American history museum”.

The location should be East 3rd Street & Deweese Street.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 20, 2007 at 4:00 am

This is a vintage photo of the Lyric Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 3, 2006 at 4:52 pm

Here is a recent photo of the former Lyric theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 4, 2005 at 3:19 pm

Court to decide theater’s future………

“LEXINGTON — A Fayette Circuit Court trial this week will determine the fate of the Lyric Theater, a site frequented by blacks when the city was still segregated.
The theater was the center of black culture from the 1940s to the early ‘60s.
For at least five years, the city government has tried to buy the Lyric from a nonprofit group known as God’s Center Foundation. City officials say they would turn the Lyric into an auditorium, classrooms, a workshop and a black history museum.
But God’s Center refuses to sell.
Circuit Judge Gary Payne will decide whether the city has the right to take over the Lyric through eminent domain".

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 4, 2005 at 3:39 am

The Lyric Theater opened on December 10, 1948 built at a cost of a quarter of a million dollars. It closed in 1963. It had a single screen.