New Lyceum Theatre

138 S. Main Street,
Dayton, OH 45402

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New Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum was first owned by Oram Weaver who spent $15,000 to open the theatre in 1909.

Weaver sold Lyceum in 1915 to Valentine Rayburg, who renamed it the New Lyceum before selling the theatre in 1920.

The New Lyceum closed in 1925 and the Crowne Plaza is on the site today.

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Gary Smith
Gary Smith on June 8, 2008 at 12:13 am

Almost ervery theatre in Dayton was called ‘NEW’ after the great flood of 1913 that ruined everything downtown. They all had to be repaired and remodeled.

ZookieFreddie on February 24, 2009 at 4:14 am

The Crowne Plaza is on Fifth Street, a faily long distance away from 138 S. Main Street. This hotel has changed names so many times that if you blink your eyes, it will be something else. But, no, the place on Main Street where the theater was is simply a large grassy park the entire length of the block on Main, a N-S street, where the hotel is way over on the northeast corner of that block.

Gary Smith
Gary Smith on July 5, 2013 at 6:39 am

The Church Bldg on the left is the Masonic Temple. The middle bldg. is the Lyceum Theater. Across 5th St. on the far right is The Mayfair Theater showing the Mayfair Lady standing tall on top of it.

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