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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.
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.
 
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 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
The Lyric Theater and the marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 23, 2019
2. The Lyric Theater and the marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Boone County War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Federal Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Missouri & North Arkansas Railroad Office (about 300 feet away); Boone County Spanish-American War Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away); Boone County Confederate Memorial (about 300 feet away). 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.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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