Lyric Theater

S. Central Avenue,
Idabel, OK 74745

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Previously operated by: Tri-State Theatres (TX)

Architects: Raymond F. Smith

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The towns' second Lyric Theater was opened by Tri-State Theaters on July 30, 1948 with Johnny Mack Brown in “Crossed Trails” & Don Castle in “Perilous Waters”. It was destroyed by fire on April 29, 1956.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on June 14, 2009 at 11:51 pm

There were two Lyric Theatres in Idabel. The second was opened in 1949, and was designed by architect Raymond F. Smith.

According to the February 16, 1946, issue of Boxoffice Magazine, when B.F. McLendon’s new State Theatre at Idabel was completed their older Lyric Theatre, long the town’s “A” house, would be completely remodeled and become the town’s “B” house.

However, the August 21, 1948, issue of Boxoffice said that the new Lyric, recently opened, had replaced another house of the same name which had been in a rented building. The May 8, 1948, issue of Boxoffice had said that the new Lyric had been designed by Smith, who had also designed the new State Theatre (also the second of its name in Idabel) two years earlier.

Unfortunately, the second Lyric had a fairly brief existence. The May 5, 1956, issue of Boxoffice reported that the theater had been destroyed by fire on April 29. I found no mention of it after that, so it must not have been rebuilt.

dallasmovietheaters on August 7, 2021 at 10:33 pm

The New Lyric Theatre opened in its fifth downtown location on July 30, 1948 with Johnny Mack Brown in “Crossed Trails” accompanied by “Perilous Waters” and supported by “The Sea Hound” serial. The theatre went out of business early in 1956. Billed as fireproof, the new Lyric was completely destroyed by a fire on April 29, 1956.

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