Lyric Theatre

131 S. Mountain Avenue,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Previously operated by: Fox Inter-Mountain Theaters Inc.

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Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre was opened in 1913 and was owned by Mr. M.C. Gerhart who also owned the Empress Theatre. The theatre had 600 seats. It was later operated by Wesco and finally by Fox Intermountain Theatres Inc.

The Lyric Theatre closed and demolished by 1962. The theatre was located near the Kissock building.

Contributed by CC44

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 22, 2013 at 11:03 am

The Lyric Theatre was in a building a bit east of the Kissock Block. Here is a view of the entrance dated ca. 1915. The entrance of the Lyric is recognizable in this small photo, dated ca. 1923, which shows the three buildings between Remington Street and Montezuma Fuller Alley. The Lyric was in the center building. All three have been demolished. The side wall of the Kissock Block is visible at far right.

This photo shows a fire at the Lyric Theatre, but is undated. This weblog post has a 1925 Sanborn Map showing the Lyric’s location, and says that the house opened in 1913 and was demolished in 1962.

cc44 on December 25, 2013 at 8:01 am

On June 8, 1929 the Lyric was playing Tom Tyler in the “Cherokee Kid” while the America was featuring a two reel all talkie comedy with Laurel & Hardy in “Accustomed As We Are”. These were the only two theatress in Fort Collins at that time.

rivest266 on August 31, 2019 at 10:26 am

The Lyric held reopenings on December 25th, 1947 and July 25th, 1954 (for CinemaScope screen). Lyric theatre reopeningLyric theatre reopening Sun, Jul 25, 1954 – 15 · () ·

Grand opening ads posted.

MichaelKilgore on September 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

Boxoffice, Jan. 29, 1949: “Most of the branch managers went to Fort Collins as guests of Ray Davis, district manager for Fox Intermountain, and Bill Dollison, booker, to inspect the newly remodeled Lyric, which will become the first run theatre there.”

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