Ticket feature: Will Banister performing on way to England

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Courtesy photo: Johnny Mulhair Country music singer Will Banister will be performing Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis. Freedom New Mexico Country singer Will Banister will be performing 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in celebration of his upcoming appearance at the Country Music Festival at Wembley Stadium in England. Tickets are available […]

Group working to restore Lyceum Theater

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Mission Improv-able members Chris Trevino, Nick Johnson, Brandon Tautfest, Lydia White and Alexis Richards perform during a benefit show for the Lyceum Theatre. A nonprofit that leases the building from the city is trying to raise $10,000 for paint work. Kevin Wilson Fans of Clovis’ Lyceum Theater profess […]

Dec. 30, 1933

City commissioners voted to make an application for a federal public works loan to be used for additional improvements to the city park. … “Man’s Castle” featuring Spencer Tracy was showing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Wick’s Modern Hatcheries, 310 W. Grand St., offered 50 baby chicks to the mother and father of Curry County’s […]

Gaelic storm thunders into area

Freedom New Mexico Performing driving pipe sets, spirited fiddle tunes and haunting Celtic ballads, Gaelic Storm will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lyceum Theatre in Clovis as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Christy Mendoza, Cultural Arts director at CCC, said she has been trying to get the group to come […]

Nov. 9, 1955

Clovis Air Force Base personnel were preparing for departure to “Operation Sagebrush,” an Army-Air Force maneuver “fought” in an area surrounding Camp Polk, La. … “Daddy Long Legs,” featuring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron, was playing at the Lyceum Theatre. … Folger’s Coffee claimed to have “More flavor per cup” in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement.

Nov. 4, 1929

Warren Davis, circulation manager of the Evening News-Journal, was appointed by Bishop F.B. Howden of Albuquerque as lay reader of the Episcopal Church of the district of New Mexico. … Eyebrow arch services were 35 cents at the Studio Beauty Shop. … Smiling Irish Eyes, featuring Colleen Moore, was showing at the Lyceum Theatre.

Oct. 8, 1937

The Clovis Evening News-Journal reported that city officers rounded up 15 hoboes and escorted them to the city limits, while four others were jailed for public drunkenness. … Otis Kelley, a graduate of Clovis High School, accepted a position with the George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles. … Admission to the Lyceum theater was 5 […]

Aug. 24, 1982

Curtis Mathes, located at 1611 N. Prince St., announced its grand opening special in a Clovis News-Journal advertisement. … “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” and “The Beast” were showing at the Hilltop Twin movie theater. … Officers and board members of the “Old Lyceum Theatre, Inc.” met in the Lyceum Theatre building to formulate plans […]

July 23, 1917

The Clovis National Bank tendered the contract for the construction of its new $15,000 home to contractor C.L. Overby. … Curry County men were given numbers to be drawn in an attempt to build up the nation’s Army. …The Clovis Journal reported that the Lyceum Theatre would soon begin showing the greatest line of current […]

June 20, 1931

A man who married a school teacher in Clovis was being held on charges of bigamy in Floydada, Texas. Officials believe he was also married to a woman in Kansas City. … New seats were being installed in the Lyceum Theatre. … Clovis National Bank invited area farmers to “put your money where you know […]

April 9, 1940

Jack Leon Echols, a veteran war-time pilot, was in Clovis for a speaking engagement. His topic: “Keeping our youth out of foreign wars.” … “The Grapes of Wrath” was showing at the State theater. “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” was at the Lyceum. “Gone With the Wind” was due to open at the Lyceum on […]

Theater listings create promise

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The Lyceum Theatre on Main Street has hosted such performers as Will Rogers, Gene Autrey and John Phillip Sousa and his band. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer The recent listing of two downtown city theaters on the National Register of Historical Places could boost tourism and economic development, according […]

Downtown theaters considered for registries

CNJ Staff Two downtown Clovis theaters are being considered for state and national designation as historic places. The Lyceum at 409 Main Street and State Theater at 504 Main Street are being considered for listing in the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, according to a news release from […]

Clovis banker’s son once famous actor

Don McAlavy: Local Columnist Take a look up at the top of the two-story brick building at 416 Main St. You’ll see it says “Rogers-Awalt 1908.” The Rogers refers to Bert Rogers, who came with his family to Clovis from Olathe, Kan., in 1908. He and A. L. Awalt built the 416 Main St. building. […]