Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre, Harbor Springs

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The Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre was conceptualized in March of 2014 with the objective to create a state of the art cinema on Main Street in downtown Harbor Springs. A small group of civic minded individuals discussed the importance of the economic impact that this amazing facility would bring to Harbor Springs and the surrounding community. One of its main objectives would be to attract customers to The Lyric though out all twelve months of the year. Successful revitalizations of local movie houses had been successful in other Michigan cities like Frankfort, Grayling, Elk Rapids, Suttons Bay, Manistee, and Traverse City. All of these remodeled theaters brought thousands of customers on an annual basis to their downtown areas. This resulted in an economic boost of activity for all of their restaurants and businesses. It also created a cultural center for the local residents, summer communities, and seasonal visitors.

It was decided, that the name “ Lyric “ should be used to honor and bring forward all of the wonderful good will and memories that remained with the community of the original Lyric Theatre. After 35 years, there would be movies back on Main Street! The Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre would be just one block away from the original which closed its doors in 1981.

After the initial planning concepts were in place, the building site was purchased at 275 East Main Street in 2014. A successful fundraising effort was conducted the following year, and phenomenal financial support was generated from visionary donors who believed in this significant and cultural project for their unique city. When the remodeling of the building started , it consisted of three large retail stores. Everything was removed and taken down to the original walls in order to create three new theater spaces that would be built inside the existing building. The remodeling started in November of 2015, with a completion date of the summer of 2016. The amazing fundraising, construction, planning, and supportive efforts by key individuals, foundations, and businesses made this state of the art theater become a reality. Open year round!
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  • Looking for things to do with our kids on a cold, rainy spring break trip we stumbled upon this gem of a place! I could not be more impressed. Super classy, clean and just gorgeous inside, friendly... 
    Looking for things to do with our kids on a cold, rainy spring break trip we stumbled upon this gem of a place! I could not be more impressed. Super classy, clean and just gorgeous inside, friendly...  more »
  • The most wonderful place on earth now. It is extremely clean, sanitized, and cleaned again. Perhaps the cleanest place in Harbor Springs. The popcorn is excellent!! Go , feel safe, have fun! 
    The most wonderful place on earth now. It is extremely clean, sanitized, and cleaned again. Perhaps the cleanest place in Harbor Springs. The popcorn is excellent!! Go , feel safe, have fun!  more »
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  • This theater is awesome! It typically has a great mix of industry and indie films. The place is always clean, the staff is always friendly, and there is something so special about the murals as well as the lights in the theater. This is such a fine edition to local Harbor Springs culture. The popcorn and beverage selection are incredible too. The people who run the programing are really nice, are fun to talk to and geek out on anything related to movies. This place delivers a great cinema experience for such a small town, and we are lucky to have it.
  • This place was beautiful! The employees were so nice and kind. This was just a lovely area and a wonderful experience. I highly recommend would definitely love to come here again. Update: My original post was about 2 years old and I have come back here many times since. This is such a beautiful theater and we really enjoy it but more then that, the employees! They are all every single one wonderful ( They are all volunteers too!) They are so so kind, polite, and helpful. I have some dietary restrictions and 2 of the ladies tonight went out of there way to make sure I knew there were options for me and to tell me about them, it made me feel so included. I highly recommend here for a movie, a good snack and excellent service, Thank you all.

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