Lyric Theatre

24 Pleasant Street,
Northampton, MA 01060

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Functions: Office Space

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Building that once housed the Lyric Theater

The Lyric Theatre opened by 1910 and showed early-silent films. Located upstairs on the second floor of the Dewey Block building

According to The Northampton Book, the theatre showed ‘high class animated pictures’ and closed in 1917.

Today, the site of the old Lyric Theatre serves as offices for a local investment firm. But just across the street is a popular art house cinema, the Pleasant Street Theater, which also serves up high class pictures.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

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spectrum on March 28, 2007 at 3:21 am

For years this was Sheehan’s Cafe, a very ornate bar. Closed late 1980s or early 1990s.

SethG on August 17, 2022 at 3:32 pm

Address is wrong, sort of. The theater was on the second floor on the east side. The address for the upstairs has been 30 since sometime between 1910 and 1915, but it was originally 24, which is now a boutique on the west corner.

The building is the Dewey Block, which was built sometime between 1895 and 1902, as downtown expanded into what had been a residential area. The theater space is shown as a ‘Hall’ on the 1902 map. The theater itself was open by 1910.

SethG on August 17, 2022 at 3:37 pm

I added a map view, since the photo shows only a tiny corner of the building, and none of what can be seen was occupied by the theater.

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