Lyric Theatre

10 N. Washington Street,
Spokane, WA 99201

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A Lyric Theatre was found in a local directory as early as 1911. The Spokane Daily Chronicle reported on July 6, 1928 that a bomb went off in the Lyric Theatre causing extensive damage. The owner was unable to supply the police with information on the perpetrator and it appears that the Lyric Theatre never opened again as a theatre.

From 1928-30 it was listed in the Film Daily Yearbook with 300 seats but was removed from the Yearbook listings by 1931.

In 1932 a church was mentioned as using the old Lyric Theatre, which was located in the Lindelle building. In 1948 a military surplus store, operated by army veterans, moved into the location. In January of 1963 the deed to the building was conveyed to the city and the site razed. Since the early-1970’s it has been a parking lot.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 29, 2012 at 1:15 pm

The Lyric is one of several Spokane theaters mentioned in an article in the July 15, 1915, issue of The Moving Picture World. At that time the Lyric was being operated by J.W. Allender and E.P. Gregory, who had taken over the house in February that year. The Lyric had opened in 1911.

eriksmith on September 12, 2015 at 2:06 am

I’ve read somewhere that the Lindelle Block was demolished in 1963, which would make it one of the first major structures in downtown Spokane to be demolished and replaced with a parking lot. Its demolition was an important milestone in the disintegration of Spokane’s historic downtown core.

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