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Lyric Theatre

Photo from the William French Jr collection.
1122 Fourth St
San Rafael CA

Record #25617  
 Opened: 1912
 Closed: 1920
 Current Use:
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Star, New Star

Information for this tour was contributed by William French Jr.

This is the first building built for motion pictures in San Rafael and was later converted into a restaurant (Orpheus Grill) when the Orpheus Theatre opened next door in 1920. It has not been a restaurant for many years. The bottom half of the building has almost completely gutted, except for the columns that surrounded the screen. The upper half still has original murals, which has been covered with drywall for their protection. The projector booth is still intact. A second floor balcony was inserted into the building when it was turned into a restaurant.

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1997 photos from the William French Jr collection.

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Photos from the William French Jr collection.

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Last featured 7/10/2005. Last edited 8/19/2011.

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