Lyric Theatre

106 W. Main Street,
Grangeville, ID 83530

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The Lyric Theatre was opened on January 12, 1909, located at 201 Hall Street in the IOOF Hall. The operation moved to 106 W. Main Street on August 31, 1909. In the late-1920’s, the Lyric Theatre was purchased by Al J. Wagner who would later build the Blue Fox Theatre. The Lyric Theatre closed around 1934, the nearby Blue Fox Theatre opened in 1930.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on December 19, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Multiple sources indicate that the Lyric Theatre was adjacent to its replacement, the Blue Fox Theatre, but none of them say which side it was on. The Lyric moved at least once, a move being reported in the August 5, 1909, issue of the Idaho County Free Press.

Gertrude Wagner’s obituary says that she and her husband, Al, moved to Grangeville in 1927. The last location of the Lyric had a Wurlitzer organ installed in 1928, according to PSTOS. It was removed in 1931.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on November 21, 2014 at 2:21 pm

The NRHP registration form for the Blue Fox Theatre says that it was built on the lot west of the Lyric Theatre. With only 300 seats, the Lyric probably didn’t occupy the entire lot to the east of the Blue Fox, so it was probably the second door from the corner, which would make its address about 106 W. Main Street.

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