Amuzu Theater

116 West 4th Street,
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 24, 2016 at 1:47 am

This article about Winston-Salem’s early movie theaters says that the Lyric opened in 1909 and became the Amuzu Theatre in 1910.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 9, 2011 at 11:20 am

The book “Winston-Salem in Vintage Postcards,” by Molly Grogan Rawls, says that the Amuzu Theatre opened in 1910, replacing a predecessor called the Lyric which had closed. Here is the photo of the Amuzu. It can also be seen at right in this 1913 photo of 4th Street.

A comment on a Winston-Salem forum said that the Amuzu was in a building that was built about 1880, so it was a storefront conversion. It might have had other names before it was the Lyric. The comment says that the building was demolished around 1974, but doesn’t say when it closed as a theater. I doubt that it survived into the sound era, though.