406 Howard Street,
Carthage, MO 64836

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Open-air walk-in movie theater located on 1909 Sanborn map showing its location at Howard Street & 4th Street. It was opened by fall of 1907 and was still operating in 1909.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm

The Lyric Airdome in Carthage was mentioned in an issue of Variety (an act, probably vaudevillian, called Kelly, Sam & Ida were appearing,) but I have only one page of the issue and there is no date on it. It was from the latter part of 1907, though, as another act on the list was appearing in Mexico City “…to Jan 4, 1908.” A couple of other acts on the list were scheduled at various places through dates as early as October, so the issue might have been from early that month or late September. In any case, the Lyric Airdome was in operation at least as early as the fall of 1907.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 24, 2015 at 4:47 am

More news about the Lyric Airdome, from the March 1, 1913, issue of amusement industry trade journal The New York Clipper:

“Neal S. ANDERSON has purchased the Grand Opera House and Lyric Airdome, at Carthage, Mo. This venture is independent of his interest in the Elite Theatre Co., owning one-half interest. He will continue as manager of Elite theatre (motion pictures), and have full charge of Grand and Airdome.”

ldc402000 on April 29, 2015 at 10:15 pm

Found a picture of the Grand Opera House

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