Lyric Theatre

Broadway and 12th Avenue,
Gary, IN 46407

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The Lyric Theatre was a moving-picture house at the northwest corner of Broadway and 12th Avenue. In October 1916 proprietor Matthew McBride paid $16,000 cash for the two lots on which the theatre was built. In 1920 a Photoplay organ was installed. The Lyric Theatre had closed by 1926.

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Denverpalace on December 4, 2022 at 10:25 pm

In July 1919 Venus Amusement Company, aka Bikos and Obreshk, took over the Lyric. In March 1920 W.J. Hall, owner of the Plaza in Lansing, MI, purchased the Lyric, “a burlesque and vaudeville house,” and proposed to spend [$50,000] to make it into a high-class moving-picture theater. Hall arranged to have a Photoplay organ installed to furnish music to patrons.

Denverpalace on January 27, 2023 at 11:38 pm

Address was 1132 Broadway, which is the northwest corner of 12th and Broadway. Seating capacity: 586.

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