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Mazda Theatre

291 Madison Ave
Memphis TN

Demolished 1941
Record #29488  
 Opened: 1908
 Closed: Yes (date unknown)
 Demolished: 1941
Architectural Style(s):
National Register:
Current Organ: none
 Also Known As: Jefferson, Lyric

Information for this tour was contributed by Vincent Astor.

Originally opened as the Jefferson Theatre in 1908. Its name was changed to Lyric Theatre when the management changed in 1911, and this is the name by which the theatre is best remembered. It originally presented vaudeville stage shows, and Sarah Bernhardt appeared here. At the moment there is no records of regular cinema shows.

In around 1931 it was renamed Mazda Theatre and in later years prize fights were held there. The Mazda Theatre burned in a fire on January 23, 1941. No trace remains.

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Last featured 4/12/2008. Last edited 8/14/2011.

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