The Lyric Theatre Miami

The historic Lyric Theater is a cultural arts complex based in the Overtown section of Miami, Florida, one of the first African-American neighborhoods in the city of Miami. The theater was historically owned and operated by African-Americans and primarily featured African-American entertainment. One of the previous owners was Wometco Theaters. After featuring primarily live entertainment and some film screenings, the theatre closed in the 1960’s. It was later acquired by the Black Archives, History and Research Foundation of South Florida in 1988, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places one year later.

The Lyric Theater went through a renovation in the year 2000 and was restored to its original beauty. As of 2016, the Lyric is open and is considered the oldest legitimate theater in the city of Miami.

Contributor: René Carson

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