Sunday, September 13, 2009

Hamilton Views: The Lyric Theatre

Not too many Hamilton pictures around here recently. Here's the Lyric Theatre from downtown. It was built in 1913 as a 2300 seat vaudeville and motion-picture house. The theatre was named as the result of a promotional contest where $200 in gold was the prize for the best name. Eighty Hamiltonians suggested the name, Lyric, and the prize was split among them, each receiving $2.50. It closed in 1989 and is perhaps too water-damaged to be reopened. Unfortunately, the current owners are planning to gut the interior and put in condos. Hooray.
Link: Here are some people who sneaked in an explored the place. Their pictures are pretty great.

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