|||Lyric Picture House, Tong Road (Armley) (11 comments)
View of the brick built Lyric Picture house in Tong Road. The 900 seater cinema was designed by architects, Jones & Stocks of Leeds and opened on Saturday 9th December 1922 with a showing of 'The Three Musketeers' starring Douglas Fairbanks. The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Alderman Frank Fountain performed the official opening ceremony on Thursday 7th December when a musical programme was organised. Ticket prices on opening were 5d (2p), 9d (4p) and 1s 3d (6p). In 1922 these prices would be equivalent to very approximately 50p, 80p and £1.30. The cinema closed in January 1976 for a brief time. It re-opened in November of that year before closing down again in May 1977. It made another comeback on 10th December 1979 with a showing of 'Star Wars'.
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|||Tong Road, looking west (Armley) (2 comments)
|18th August 1981.
View looking west along Tong Road. The Lyric Cinema is seen on the left, while on the right are the rears of houses on Southfield Mount and Cricketers Terrace. The Lyric opened on 9th December 1922 with a showing of 'The Three Musketeers' starring Douglas Fairbanks. After closing and re-opening twice in the late 1970s it finally shut down on 1st December 1988, the last film being 'Good Morning Vietnam'. It has recently been converted into a church but in September 2011 temporarily re-opened as a cinema for a series of events as part of a Heritage Programme in conjunction with the making of a film by Lucy Skaer entitled 'Film for an abandoned projector'.
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|||Tong Road, Lyric Picture House (Wortley) (18 comments)
|9th June 1965,
The Lyric Picture House was designed by Jones and Stocks and opened in December 1922 with 'The Three Musketeers'. Although it is now no longer used as a cinema, the building is still in existence.
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