Lyceum Theatre

127 Elm Street,
Champlain, NY 12919

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gd14lawn on January 21, 2011 at 1:05 pm

The mystery of the quonset hut is solved. A long time resident of Champlain, Celine Paquette tells me that the original location for the Lyceum was at 3 Oak Street, in a building now occupied by the Knights of Columbus. In the early 50’s the theatre relocated to the quonset hut building at 127 Elm Street(the American Legion hall). She did not know when the theatre ceased operation.

gd14lawn on January 4, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I sent a note to the local historian asking if the theatre might have had more than one location. I’ll let you know when I get a reply.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on January 3, 2011 at 6:41 am

Can somone check and see if this building is a Quonset Hut? From the Map and the aerial photo the building looks like a Quonset Hut. The U.S. Navy developed the Quonset Hut in World War II. That somehow makes no sense with opening in 1923. Sorta seems neat for the American Legion to meet in a Quonset Hut.

More info and photos are always welcome.

Retired U.S. Navy Chief Bob Jensen