Lyric Theatre

Plattsburg, MO 64477

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Previous Names: Waemore Theatre

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Lyric Theatre

The Waemore Theatre opened on June 30, 1930 with William Haines in “The Girl Said No”. On September 28, 1937 it was renamed Lyric Theatre, reopening with Robert Taylor in “Broadway Melody of 1938”. The theatre was located in the main business section of town.

The Lyric Theatre closed on June 24, 1963 with Fred MacMurray in “Son of Flubber”

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SethG on March 17, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Once again, Chuck has all sorts of details wrong. The extension office is at 101 S Main, and there’s absolutely no way a theater could have fit in that tiny space. 204 N Main, and indeed the entire 200 block, is far too old to have been built after 1954. 204 S Main doesn’t make much sense. Possible locations would be Broadway, Locust, or Maple Streets, all of which have vacant lots and/or new construction.

50sSNIPES on February 23, 2022 at 12:39 am

Actually, The Lyric Theatre Closed Its Doors For The Final Time On June 24, 1963 With Walt Disney’s “The Son Of Flubber” After It Failed To Gain Sufficient Boost To Continue Operating. It Was Closed For A Short Time Years Prior Before Taken Over By Mr. And Mrs. Ray Boyd Due To Lack Of Business.

The Theater Was First Known As The “Waemore Theatre” (Not “Waymore”) With An Estimate Of $25,000, Opening On June 30, 1930 With William Haines In “The Girl Said No”, Along With Many Short Subjects, Including Harry Langdon In “The King” And A Fox Movietone Newsreel.

Thomas E. Wilhoit Was The Original Owner Of The 500-Seat Capacity Lyric Since The Waemore Became The Lyric On September 28, 1937, Reopening With “Broadway Melody Of 1938” Along With An Our Gang Comedy And A Popeye Cartoon.

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