Lyric Theatre

300 E. 3rd Street,
Lexington, KY 40508

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm

The Notable Kentucky African Americans Database says this of the Lyric Theatre (about 1/3 of the way down this web page under the heading “Early African American Theaters in Lexington, KY”):

“In 1947, the American Theater Corporation in Indianapolis opened the Lyric Theatre at the corner of Third Street and Elm Tree Lane in Lexington. When the theater opened, it was billed as ‘the nation’s finest colored theater.’ There were movies and live entertainment from greats such as Big Maybelle, the Oreos, Dizzy Gillespie, Cab Calloway, and many others. The Lyric Theater closed in 1963….”

Trolleyguy on July 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

Functions should also include: Movies (classic)

ckingiii on October 29, 2010 at 6:09 pm

The Lyric Theatre officially opens tomorrow: View link

kencmcintyre on April 13, 2009 at 6:59 pm

Here is an anti-renovation viewpoint: