The Lyric Theatre has a long and rich history in Blacksburg. It was first opened in 1909 on Main Street as a small store-front silent movie house and eventually moved to the grand space we all know and love on College Avenue. In 1995 a group of committed citizens came together and formed a not-for-profit corporation, The Lyric Council, Inc., to restore the space and ensure the future of this beloved community gathering place.
The Lyric Council is committed, more than ever, to our mission to expand and encourage participation in the arts and culture in the New River Valley. However, several systems put in place in 1998 are now at the end of their projected life or have become obsolete. The estimated cost of these improvements will be $150,000.
It is now essential for us to come together to re-invest in this local treasure that so many of us cherish.
- HVAC replacement to ensure our patrons have a comfortable visit.
- Marquee replacement to enhance and modernize our signage on College Avenue.
- Historic restoration of our façade to celebrate our heritage.
- Interior refurbishments to give the theatre a much needed “lift,” including replacing stage rigging.
Please contact Susan Mattingly at email@example.com for information about naming opportunities
Donors at all levels will be included in a thank you video that will run before the movie for a period of one year following the completion of the campaign.
The Lyric Council has secured a matching grant from the Cabell Foundation for $75,000 so your contribution will have an even greater impact.
The Lyric Council Inc., is a 501 (c) 3, tax exempt organization