Lyric Theatre - Lapeer MI

Address: 411 W. Nepessing Street
City: Lapeer
State: MI
Zip: 48446
County: Lapeer
Owner History:
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 9570

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Source: Cinema Treasures

After building the Pix Theatre, George Smith decided to build the Lyric Theatre down the street. It opened in late-1921 and showed silent films at first, until 1928 when talking films came to Lapeer. I’m not exactly sure when it closed, but it became the Lyric Mall. In 2011, it is a bicycle shop.

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1/25/2010 - John Lauter
I went past the lyric in the very early 70s and marveled at how original the exterior was at that time. The marquee was still the original 1920s sign, which was increasingly rare by then. One story I was told was that the soil under the auditorium floor had given, or washed out and that the theatre had closed a long time ago, as early as the late 30s, and just sat, like a time capsule for years. Back in the 70s I wondered if there was an organ inside. Years later I found out that there was indeed, a very small Robert-Morton (brand) "pit organ", a small economy model made for very small theaters, a smaller console and two cabinets that were perhaps 5'h x 5'w x 2'd that were pretty much plug 'n play for back then. It is now in a private collection here in Michigan.
Lyric Theatre - From American Classic Images (newer photo)
From American Classic Images (newer photo)
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Old Photo (newer photo)
Lyric Theatre - Oct 2019 Photo (newer photo)
Oct 2019 Photo (newer photo)
Lyric Theatre - July 6 2022 Photo (newer photo)
July 6 2022 Photo (newer photo)
Lyric Theatre - July 6 2022 Photo (newer photo)
July 6 2022 Photo (newer photo)
Lyric Theatre - Old Sign From Randy (newer photo)
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