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Harrison in Boone County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Lyric Theater

 
 
The Lyric Theater Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
1. The Lyric Theater Marker
Inscription.  It was originally operated as a silent movie theater located on the West side of the square and owned by DE & Lulu Fitton. In 1929 JW Bass built a state of the art theater for talkies, leasing it back to the Fittons as the "New" Lyric. A mix of styles ranges from the brick terra cotta facade and entry to the Art Deco marquee & ticket booth Admission was $.10 for adults & $.05 for children. It opened with "Broadway', the 1st $1 million grossing film & until 1977. The carpet in the lobby is over 55 years old! The theater houses the famous hobo art murals. The refurbished Lyric is now operated by the Ozark Arts Council.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
Location. 36° 13.859′ N, 93° 6.483′ W. Marker is in Harrison, Arkansas, in Boone County. Marker is on West Rush Avenue west of North Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker
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is at or near this postal address: 113 West Rush Avenue, Harrison AR 72601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Harrison Daily Times (a few steps from this marker); Boone County WWI Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mountain Meadows Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Journey (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Meadows Massacre – The Victims (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Williams (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrison.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Lyric Theater. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Lyric Theater and the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. The Lyric Theater and the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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