Lyric Fine Arts Theatre

The Lyric is one of the 22 theaters in my new book “After the Final Curtain: The Fall of the American Movie Theater.” Find out more here.

View of the auditorium from the mezzanine.
View of the auditorium from the mezzanine.

The Lyric Fine Arts Theatre opened on January 14, 1914 in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built for Louis V. Clark by C.K Howell, the architect of many theaters on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the South. Clark leased the theater to Jake Wells who owned and managed a number of theaters, including the nearby Bijou Theatre. The Lyric’s opening was delayed due to a legal dispute with the Orpheum Theatre over where shows on the B.F. Keith’s vaudeville circuit would play.

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End of Summer Print Sale

Embassy Theatre Port Chester, NY
Embassy Theatre Port Chester, NY

Summer is coming to an end, and since I spent quite a bit of my summer photographing more theaters for After the Final Curtain, it’s time for another “From the Balcony” print sale. The following prints will be $10 – $25 dollars off from now until September 21. If you buy all five, you’ll receive an additional 10% discount!

Loew's State Theatre New Orleans, LA
Loew’s State Theatre New Orleans, LA

Prints are available in editions of five in the following sizes:

The available sizes are:

8″×12″ – $50.00

12″x18″ – $75.00

16″x24″ – $100.00

20″x30″ – $150.00

24″x36″ – $200.00

In addition all the images on the Prints page will be 25% off until September 21.

Images are printed on Kodak Professional Endura Supra paper.

Please e-mail me if interested. Payment is accepted via Paypal, Amazon Payments or credit card. Prints are shipped via USPS or FedEx.

Uptown Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Uptown Theatre Philadelphia, PA
Jayhawk Theatre, Topeka, KS
Jayhawk Theatre, Topeka, KS
Lyric Fine Arts Theatre Birmingham, AL
Lyric Fine Arts Theatre Birmingham, AL

Road Trip 2013 Day 2

Lyric Theatre Birmingham, AL.
Lyric Theatre Birmingham, AL.

Day two was spent photographing the Lyric Theatre in Birmingham, Alabama. The Lyric opened in 1914 as a vaudeville theater, and was eventually converted to show films. More information can be found at http://lightupthelyric.com/

 

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