Lyric Theatre

116 S. Commerce Street,
Lewisburg, OH 45338

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Previously operated by: Manos Amusement Inc.

Previous Names: Town Hall

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LYRIC Theatre; Lewisburg, Ohio.

The Lyric Theatre was opened around 1936, when it had seating provided for 470. Scanty records of the Lyric Theatre show that it was managed by the Manos Amusements interests by 1950. Today it is the towns' fire house.

Contributed by Lou Rugani

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SethG on May 9, 2021 at 8:50 am

The Town Hall was built sometime between 1895 and 1901. From the beginning, there was an ‘opera house’ on the second floor, which had a deep balcony with a small U-shaped cutout in the center. As late as the 1920 map, it does not seem to be used as a cinema.

The 1951 map shows something much like the photo, and the balcony has been drastically remodeled to a sort of angled C-shape. At this point the other theater in town has closed, and it’s unlikely that such a small town could have supported two at once.

The ground floor was always city offices, but today the space is used by the fire department, which was housed in the little building to the left while the theater was operating.

SethG on May 9, 2021 at 9:00 am

By the way, the address is completely bogus. The original name of the street was Greenville, but by 1951 it was S Commerce St. The original address was probably 120-122, but it is now 116.

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