CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

LYRIC THEATER
1013-1015 Broadway
Broadway at Newton Avenue

The Lyric Theater on Broadway and Newton Avenue was another house that showed both movies and live acts. In the 1920s it was one of the properties owned by the Handle & Rovner Amusement Enterprises, which in the 1920s had controlled five theaters in Camden; the Star, the New Lyric, the Garden, the Plaza, and the Colonial, and six other theaters in suburban South Jersey. Louis Rovner was one of the partners in this firm. By the early 1940s, Warner Brothers owned the theater.

Still open as late as 1947, the Lyric was gone by the fall of 1956.

Handle and Rovner
Amusement Enterprises
Operating the Following Theatres

New Lyric Theatre
Plaza Theatre
Garden Theatre
Star Theatre
Colonial Theatre
in Camden, N.J.
Peoples Theatre
Le Voy Theatre
in Millville, N.J.
Grand Theatre
Globe Theatre
in Vineland, N.J.
Westmont Theatre
in Westmont, N.J.
Clementon Theare
in Clementon, N.J.
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Main Office:
New Lyric Theatre Building
Camden, N.J.

New Lyric Theatre Program - November 10, 1924
Life's Greatest Game Daughters of Pleasure

Secrets


Circe The Enchantress ********* Abraham Lincoln     

Camden
High School

Purple & Gold Yearbook
January 1928

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January 7, 1928

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January 7, 1928

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January 21, 1928

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WONDER DOG COMING IN ‘JAWS OF STEEL”
Lyric to Feature Rinty, Most
Popular Dog In the World 

Rin-Tin-Tin, most popular dog in the world, will play at the Lyric on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Many a human actor would give half of his salary to create the ecstasy in grown-ups that Rinty does in the breasts of Young America, and not all of Young America is without gray hair and furtive bald spots. What has age to do, when Rin-Tin-Tin hurdles through space, swims roaring rivers or rescues his Master from the menace of the bad men. 

In “Jaws of Steel” Rinty is shown first as the puppy pet of a little girl, going with the parents, by flivver, across the desert to prospect for gold. Rinty’s son plays this part, and top­ples over into the sand, as the flivver joggles on. It is undeniably Rinty himself, who, grown fierce and fanged, befriends the family later, and saves them from evil, Rinty is glorius as the hero of this exciting tale. He seems to know without being told, to sense the situation, to really feel the part he plays. 

Steubing’s String Band, Camden’s own musical organization, is the stage attraction for the first three days of next week

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January 27, 1928

Wilbur Sweatman made the first recording of Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag and is considered by many to be the first African-American to record Jazz, but he is remembered less as a jazz musician and more as a great showman famous for playing at first two then three clarinets at once. Duke Ellington, Sonny Greer, Otto Hardwick, Cozy Cole and Coleman Hawkins all played in his orchestra early in their careers.

It's interesting to note the "Victor Recording Orchestra", as Wilbur Sweatman released no records under his own name in the late 1920s. It would appear that this aggregation was doing session and studio work out of the Victor studios on 5th Street. 

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March 29, 1932

Safe in Hell
Fred LaCosta Revue
The Giersdorf Sisters
Charles Farrell
After Tomorrow

 

The Giersdorf Sisters
Singing
Blue Skies

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June 3, 1932

Girl Crazy
Wheeler & Woolsey

The World and the Flesh
George Bancroft

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June 7, 1932

Scandal For Sale
Charles Bickford
Rose Hobart

Girl Crazy
Wheeler & Woolsey
Mitzi Green

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June 11, 1932

Night World
Lew Ayres
Mae Clarke
Boris Karloff
Ray Cooke
Jimmy's New Yacht

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February 1, 1933

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MARRIAGE CEREMONY PERFORMED ON STAGE

Following a wedding ceremony on the stage of the Lyric Theatre and reception at the Parkside Grill, Mr. and Mrs. William Schopp left last night on the first leg of their honeymoon, which will be spent at Niagara Falls.

More than 50 persons attended the reception, given in honor of the couple by Emil Muckensturm, Jr., proprietor of the grill. The ceremony was performed by Le Grand Roberts, mayor of Oaklyn.

Mrs. Schopp is the former Laura Marie Morris, of Oaklyn. 

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July 6, 1933

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August 16, 1933

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February 8, 1936

Roy Mala "The Clark Gable of the South Seas"
was actually an Eskimo

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June 29, 1939
&
June 30, 1939

At The Lyric

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Camden Courier-Post * July 26, 1941

 

 

 

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July 22, 1941

 

 

 

Camden Courier-Post * February 1942

Camden Courier-Post * August 13, 1942


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The New Lyric
Theater

1944

CAMDEN Movie theaters

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