Lyric Theatre

303 North Neil, Champaign, Illinois
(57 North Neil before street was renumbered)

Opened Friday 20 October 1911

Closed circa 1919

Ad from the Wednesday 18 October 1911 Champaign Daily Gazette

The Lyric Theatre, a nickelodeon style storefront movie theatre opened on Friday, 20 October 1911.  It was located in the Kariher building on the northwest corner of Neil and Church streets.  It was in the second storefront north of Church Street.

Sanborn Insurance map from 1915 showing the Lyric in lower right.  Also shown is the Park Theatre (known as the Art since 1958) and the Crystal/Neil at 315 North Neil.

Ad for the Lyric from the 1913 Illio.

Ad appeared in the Saturday 28 December 1912 Champaign Daily Gazette

Ad appeared in the Tuesday 31 December 1912 Champaign Daily Gazette.

Ad appeared in the Saturday 5 July 1913 Champaign Daily Gazette.

Ad appeared in the Saturday 19 July 1913 Champaign Daily Gazette.

Ad appeared in the Thursday

5 December 1912 Champaign Daily Gazette.

Ad appeared in the Saturday 12 July 1913 Champaign Daily Gazette.

Additional information will be added.

Ad appeared in the Wednesday 28 April 1915 Champaign Daily Gazette.