The present "Lyric Theatre" was built in 1916 as an opera house. It opened as the "Carrizozo Theatre." In 1918 the name changed to "Crystal Theatre" and began to show silent movies. First silent movie shown was Till I come Back To You. When sound movies came along, it reopened with sound on June 13th, 1931 and re-named "Lyric Theatre." First Sound Film shown was The Last Parade. It remained open until 1979 when it closed due to some rating dispute over The Exorcist. In 1981, the theatre was bought by the person that lives in the theatre. He also owns the three buildings north of the theatre as well.
There is much, much more to come! Let's just say I found nearly every single thing (over 35 sites) I was looking for (and lots of awesome things I hadn't planned on) along the legendary "Mother Road."