Lyric II Theater

127 N. Buckeye Street,
Wooster, OH 44691

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Previously operated by: Schine Circuit Inc.

Architects: Peter M. Hulsken

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Wayne Theater

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Wayne Theater

Built in 1939 for approximately $40,000, the Wayne Theater was operated by the Schine Theatres chain. Its opening probably caused the Schine Circuit to close their City Opera House. The Wayne Theater continued to operate at least until 1956.

It reopened in 1968 as the Lyric II Theatre and closed in 1978.

Contributed by G.D. Hamann

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Roger Katz
Roger Katz on November 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

Opened 1937, closed 1956. Reopened in 1968 a the Lyric II before closing again in 1978.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Here is a ca.1944 postcard photograph of the Wayne Theatre and the adjacent Greyhound bus station. From a 1951 view at Historic Aerials, I believe that the theater had to have been on the east side of Buckeye Street adjacent to the north side of the alley between Lincoln Highway and North Street.

The Greyhound office must have been in the small building now occupied by the dental office of Dr. Ronald Ostroski, which is at 133 N. Buckeye. The theater’s address was most likely 127, 129 or 131 N. Buckeye. The Wayne/Lyric II Theatre has been demolished.

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