Lyric Theatre

150 SW First Street,
Gainesville, FL 32601

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Previously operated by: Florida State Theaters Inc.

Styles: Colonial Revival

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Lyric Theatre

The Lyric Theatre was opened on May 7, 1913 with pictures and vaudeville. It was later taken over by Florida State Theatres Inc. who closed it on June 9, 1942. It was reopened on April 5, 1946 with Jimmy Wakely in “Saddle Serenade”. It was closed in June 1953.

There are pictures of it in the book “Florida’s Eden: An Illustrated History of Alachua County”.

Contributed by Ed Tombari

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teecee
teecee on August 4, 2005 at 4:51 am

This is the address that I found:

“the Lyric, located at 326 East Main South (now 212 Southeast 1st Street)”

extracted from http://heritage.acld.lib.fl.us/1051-1100/1091.html

rivest266
rivest266 on May 22, 2024 at 6:09 pm

The first ad appeared on May 7th, 1913. It can be found in the photo section.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 22, 2024 at 6:51 pm

Closed June 9th, 1942, by Florida State Theatres.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 22, 2024 at 7:23 pm

Closed in June, 1953.

rivest266
rivest266 on May 22, 2024 at 7:24 pm

The Lyric Theatre, after being reopened on April 5th, 1946, shuttered its doors for the final time in June 1953.

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