1013-15 South Broadway,
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Previously operated by: Stanley-Warner Theatres, Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
Architects: Paul J. Henon, Jr., William H. Hoffman
Firms: Hoffman-Henon Co.
Previous Names: New Lyric Theatre
The Lyric Theatre was located on South Broadway just south of Mt. Vernon Street. It was opened around 1921. It was reopened as the New Lyric Theatre on October 21, 1924 with Lionel Barrymore in “America”. It was equipped with a Moller organ which was opened by organist Charles L. Bowen. By 1941 it was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. The Lyric Theatre was closed by 1956.
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Film Daily Yearbooks, 1941 and 1943 give a seating capacity of 2,145. In the 1950 edition of F.D.Y.B. a seating capacity of 1,942 is given.
During these years the Lyric Theatre is shown as being operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp.
1928 photo (note that it is called the New Lyric):
The 1950 F.D.Y. also has the Lyric listed as a Negro theatre for black audiences
The owners of the original Lyric ordered a Moller organ in 1921 (opus 3282) but cancelled the order. In 1924, they ordered another (opus 3953) that presumably went into the rebuilt theater in 1926.
In December 1948, about 450 carriers were treated to a party at the Lyric Theater in Camden.
Listed as CLOSED and part of Stanley Warner Corp. in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook.
Doesn’t seem to be any building resembling the theater at this street address, according to the map view.
Hi My grandfather owned the Lyric on Clinton Avenue until the 60s. (Apparently there was another one on Broadway) I have a picture of the theatre and a few signs and things. I spent many days up in the balcony watching movies with my siblings and friends in the 50s. My mother grew up watching the great shows they had there.
This was rebuilt, opening on October 21st. 1924. Lyric theatre opening Sat, Oct 11, 1924 – 9 · Courier-Post (Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States of America) · Newspapers.com
An older Lyric theatre opened in 1911.