Today at The Lyric

Ride with the Devil (M)
The Virginia Center for Civil War Studies invites you to the latest installment of the popular Civil War Film Series, Ride with the Devill.

For more information, contact VCCWS director Paul Quigley; 540/231-9090. You can keep up with the latest news and events at the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies website or facebook page.

The American Civil War is about to break out and best friends Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles find themselves thrust into battle when Union marauders destroy Jack's family plantation. They join the Bushwackers, a skilled unit of guerilla-style fighters, and fight side-by-side until some of the members begin to distrust Jake and his Union sympathizing father. Jake becomes isolated from the gang and strikes up a friendship with Holt, a former black slave, as his separation from Jack takes one final, deadly turn.

» Official Site» IMDB RATING:R. RELEASED:1999 RUN TIME:138 Minutes
Showtimes & Tickets
1:00pm • Admission is Free
A Raisin in the Sun (M)
Presented in conjunction with the School of Performing Arts' theatre production of "Clybourne Park," and as part of a university-wide conversation about race and the intersectionality of the human experience. Made possible with support from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Admission is Free; no ticket required.

Lena Younger (Claudia McNeil) is a strong, proud woman who has raised a family in a crowded apartment on the South Side of Chicago. Her son Walter Lee (Sidney Poitier) works as a chauffeur; intelligent and ambitious but impulsive and often angry, he desperately wants to get ahead in a world that offers him few opportunities. His wife Ruth (Ruby Dee) takes in laundry to help make ends meet and watches over their son. Younger daughter Beneatha (Diana Sands) is a college student who wants to become a doctor and often speaks of searching for her cultural identity. On the death of her husband, Lena becomes the beneficiary of a $10,000 life insurance payment, and suddenly the family is in conflict over how the money should be spent. Lena wants to use the money for a down payment on a house. Beneatha is hoping that Lena will help her pay for medical school. And Walter Lee wants to go into business with friends who plan to open a liquor store, which he's convinced will be a sure money maker. The cast, nearly all reprising their roles from the original Broadway production, offers a collection of superb performances; also keep an eye peeled for a young Louis Gossett Jr. as George Murchison. While Daniel Petrie's direction never takes A RAISIN IN THE SUN very far from its roots as a stage play, it captures the power and tension of a strong ensemble cast working with an intelligent and moving script.

» Official Site» IMDB RATING:PG. RELEASED:1961 RUN TIME:128 Minutes
Showtimes & Tickets
7:00pm • Admission is Free
Equity (M)
A senior investment banker attempts to navigate the cutthroat world of Wall Street when a company's IPO threatens to derail the career she's built.

There will be an Open Caption screening of EQUITY--provided it exists--at 10:00AM on Monday, October 3rd.

Amy Fox, screenwriter of the film EQUITY, will discuss her experience as a professional screenwriter. The talk will begin at 9:00 p.m., immediately following the 7:00 p.m. showing of EQUITY on Friday, September 30. Admission to the talk is free. Regular admission prices apply to the film. The start time for the second screening on Friday has been pushed back to 9:30 p.m. to accommodate the talk.

Equity Trailer

» Official Site» IMDB
RUN TIME:100 Minutes

Showtimes & Tickets
9:30pm • $6.00, $5.00 with Membership
(M): Movie (LM): Live Music
(P): Play (SE): Special Event


Welcome to The Lyric Theatre

Since 1998, the Lyric has operated a not-for-profit movie theatre and community center in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Virginia. We are located on College Avenue across the street from Virginia Tech's main campus.
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Week At A Glance

SunOct 2
Equity (M)
3:00pm • 7:00pm • 9:15pm
MonOct 3
Equity (OC) (M)
Equity (M)
7:00pm • 9:15pm
TueOct 4
Equity (M)
7:00pm • 9:15pm
WedOct 5
Equity (M)
7:00pm • 9:15pm
ThuOct 6
The Dolly Experiment: The First 20 Years (SE)
Equity (M)
7:00pm • 9:15pm
FriOct 7
Progeny Film Festival (SE)
Don't Think Twice (M)
Lyric Theatre Late Night Movie: Scream (M)
SatOct 8
Don't Think Twice (M)
7:00pm • 9:15pm
Lyric Theatre Late Night Movie: Scream (M)
3:00pm • 12:00am



Beer and Wine Fridays and SaturdaysEffective in March, we will no longer be offering beer and wine at Lyric movies.
Dinner & a MovieThe Lyric Theatre and select downtown restaurants are partnering to provide an opportunity to combine good eats with good film! Click download for a promotional poster with a list of participating restaurants and more details.
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Lyric Theatre Book

Get your copy of The Lyric Theatre: The Heart of Blacksburg! Copies are available at the theatre, online, and at the following locations:
  • The Blacksburg Museum Shop
  • Uncommonly Gifted
  • The Artful Lawyer Gallery Shop
  • The Montgomery Museum Shop

Lyric Theatre Wish List

Our grand old theatre is always in need of some improvements and upgrades. The following list contains items we are hoping to purchase in the next year. Please let us know if you'd like to make a contribution to expedite the project!
  • New digital sound board with at least 12 inputs for smaller, less complex events: $1200
  • New black masking and rigging for our movie screen. The current system is worn out and difficult to use: $3500
  • Acoustic treatments for roof top air handling units to ensure a quieter viewing experience for our patrons: $1000
  • Exterior refurbishment for CAIO exterior: TBD