Hyart Theatre - Lovell

The Hyart Theater was built Hyrum Bischoff in 1950.

The Bischoff family was part of a Mormon which settled in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming.

Dan Bischoff (1870-1936) bought the Armada Theater in Lovell in 1913 and converted it into a cinema.

The son Hy took over the business and operated two Armada theaters. Hy traveled all over the mountain states region looking at other cinemas.
Then he built the Hyart in Lovell. The lobby was a copy of the Villa’s Theatre as of Salt Lake City.

The Hyart building measures approximately 224 feet deep by 70 feet wide, facing onto Main Street.

In 1960 Hyrums daughter Loretta took over the business. Hy died in 1988 and Loretta closed the theater in 1992.

The Hyart was re-opened by a community group in 2004.

The Hyart was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Hyart Theatre


Name of the Roadside Attraction: Hyart Theatre
Parking:in front
Time required:10-20 Minutes to look (more for a movie)
Descripton:Vintage Theatre
Next town:Lovell, WY
Findable:easy in town
Fee area:no fee for the outside - Movies check website
Giftshop: ?
Food or drinks: yes (Snacks)
Kind of attraction: Movie Theater
Best time to vistit: all year

   How to find

Address: 251 E Main St, Lovell, WY 82431
Directions: Northeast of Cody. Follow Hwy 14.
Opening Hours: 24/7 (outside)
Last visited: September 2010