Lyric Theatre

227 Central Avenue N,
Swift Current, SK S9H 3X3

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Previously operated by: Allen's Theaters Ltd., Famous Players

Functions: Live Theater

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 306.773.6292

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Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre was built for vaudeville shows in 1912, at a cost of $50,000. It was taken over by the Allen’s Theaters Ltd. chain in November 1919.

Throughout the 1950’s-1980’s, it housed both a movie theatre and a night club, until closing its doors in 2003. There, it sat empty for two years.

Thanks to the vision, donations, and volunteer work of Swift Current residents, the Lyric Theatre re-opened in 2006 after a massive restoration.

Previous Owners: John Lundholm (until 1960)

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Azzaelea on August 12, 2009 at 5:04 pm

Corridor shot of the Lyric Theatre—>
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TivFan on November 7, 2012 at 5:54 am

I have a postcard (c. 1950’s-“The Eddy Cantor Story” is on the marquee) showing the Eagle Theatre on Central Avenue. The building still exists. The Eagle was located on Central between Cheadle and North Railway. You can see the building on the Google street view. It is the last building before the parking lots (which extend to North Railway Street). The building is occupied by the Backstage Dance Co. The Eagle vertical sign was attached to the relief area between the two sets of windows. You can also locate it and see the satellite shot of the building.

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