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28 West Center Street
Logan, Utah
435 752-1500
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Joseph Pantone, an early partner in the Colonial Theatre, thought the small cinema had “a bright future because the smaller establishments do not have the heavy overhead of larger picture houses and can share the saving with their patrons.”  The Colonial opened on Thanksgiving Day, 29 November 1923.  In 1935, it expanded from 389 to 490 seats.  The theater closed at the end of May, 1949.

 
 
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The front facade of the Caine Lyric Theatre.

Photographer: Grant Smith
Date: 7 May 2011

Caine Lyric Theatre
(New Lyric Theatre, Lyric Theatre)
 
28 West Center Street
Logan, Utah
435 752-1500
 
Status:
Open 
Total Seats:
388 
Open:
1913  
On National Register of Historic Places
 
The Victorian-style Lyric Theatre opened in 1913 and was built by the Thatcher family, which also built the Thatcher Opera House.  The theater featured 388 seats and hand-carved columns.  The theater's balcony was added sometime after the theater opened.

Although the Lyric Theatre was used for vaudeville and live plays it eventually became exclusively a movie theater.  The Lyric closed during the hard times following World War II and fell into disrepair.  The heirs of the Thatcher family donated the theater to Utah State University in 1959.  The Lyric was restored and reopened in 1961 as part of Utah State Theatre.  In 1967 the Lyric Theatre became the home of the Lyric Repertory Company.  The building was placed on the Utah State Register of Historic Sites in 1971.

A second renovation of the Lyric Theatre, funded by grants and donations, began in 1996.

Sources:
- Old Lyric Repertory Company web site, http://www.usu.edu/lyric/about.html
- "Chapter 10, A Cultural Survey of the County: Arts, Activites, and Athletics", A History of Cache County, by F. Ross Peterson