The Lyric Theater can be found on Northwest 2nd Avenue, in the Overtown neighborhood of Miami. This was one of the first areas with a large majority of African-Americans. Indeed, the theater itself was owned and is still run by African-Americans, and has mainly African-American entertainment.
It is an historic theater that joined the US National Register of Historic Press in 1989 and was renovated in 2000; probably much needed since it opened long ago in 1913. The idea behind its renovation was to bring more creativity to the neighborhood of Overtown as well as it gives it a sense of new development. Since the community doesn’t have such a great reputation, the hope is that the newly-renovated Lyric Theater will change that and give the community a much-needed overhaul.
For anyone interested in African-American art, culture and entertainment, the Lyric Theater is the place to visit. Also those interested in art history have to stop by since it is the oldest legitimate theater in Miami today. Go check it out when you’re next in Miami and take in a bit of African-American culture and entertainment while you’re there. photo:Ebyabe