Lyric Theatre

Village Square,
Holley, NY 14470

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Ed Solero
Ed Solero on March 11, 2012 at 10:37 pm

So, turns out the site of the original Lyric Theatre in Holley was located directly across the Public Square from the newer Lyric described on this page. I’ve listed the original Lyric here on CT, and dug up some history on its origins – it opened as the Orpheum Theatre, by Frank L. Weller in October, 1911, out of a converted store front on the northeast side of the Square, adjacent to the Odd Fellows Hall building which was (and still is) located at the corner of the Square and White Street.

The newer Lyric, opened, as described above, by M. G. Carson, was situated at what would now have an address of 82 Public Square, adjacent to the current Community Library, which, at the time of the newer Lyric’s opening in April, 1914, was occupied by Lockwood’s Big Store.

Ed Solero
Ed Solero on February 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Ha. Thanks, Mike. Trying to put Holley, NY, on the Cinema Treasures map! Don’t ask why. I’m not sure I know the answer to that. Suffice to say, casual research on one recent entry here, sent me off wandering down mutliple paths in and around this little western New York hamlet.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on February 28, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Ed,thanks for some great History,i for one appreciate it.