Lyceum Theatre

1019 F Street,
Fresno, CA 93706

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Previously operated by: Westland Theatres

Firms: Glass & Butner

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The Lyceum Theatre was one of many theatres located in Fresno, that have long since been lost. It was opened on September 17, 1916. Between 1930 and 1932 it was listed as an African-American theatre. It was still open in 1950 when it was oprtated by the San Francisco based Westland Theatres chain.

Contributed by William Gabel

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reflectionscs on December 3, 2004 at 2:17 pm

It must be “long” lost. I was an avid moviegoer in Fresno from 1953-1969, and this theater was already history at that point.

kencmcintyre on March 12, 2009 at 3:01 pm

From the Fresno Bee, 12/13/45:

A fire which started when some film broke in the projection machine in the Lyceum Theater at 1017 F Street early this afternoon, caused damage estimated at $20.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 12, 2009 at 4:55 pm

I’ve found a mention of the Lyceum in the October 15, 1949, issue of Boxoffice. The house had won a minor prize for its performance in a charity fund-raising competition the magazine had been running.

kencmcintyre on March 12, 2009 at 5:06 pm

That’s a good one.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on March 12, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Oddly enough, they won a Ronson pocket lighter.

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