The Lyric Oxford



The Lyric is located steps away from the historic Oxford Square. In the late 19th century the site was used as a livery stable and owned by William Faulkner’s family. In 1913 the structure was converted into a theater for live performances and silent films, where it was named The Lyric Theatre. The advent of motion pictures saw The Lyric evolve into Oxford’s first movie theater. In 1949, William Faulkner walked from his home in Oxford (Rowan Oak) to his childhood stable for the world premiere of MGM’s “Intruder in the Dust” that was adapted from one of his novels. The Lyric stopped operating as a movie theater in the 1970’s and was left abandoned from many years until the early 1980’s, when it was restored and converted into office spaces and a health center. In 2007, The Lyric underwent an extensive restoration process and was returned to its original use as a theater. It began operating again on July 3rd, 2008.

Where to Stay

Graduate Hotel
103 Ed Perry Boulevard
400 North Lamar Boulevard
305 Jackson Ave E
Oxford, MS 38655
425 S Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655
Hampton Inn Conference Center
103 Ed Perry Boulevard
Oxford, MS 38655
Inn at Ole Miss
120 Alumni Drive
Oxford, MS 38655


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