The Lyric Theatre continues to bring you the best in live entertainment with acts like the American Shakespeare Center, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Samantha Fish; renowned independent and international films like Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea . We rely on your support in order to remain vital. To continue theatre improvements and quality programming, the Lyric Council asks for your participation as a member and donor. Benefits are based on contributions. Membership levels are described in detail below. All members receive the monthly newsletter and notice of events. You may join online or by submitting a membership remittance envelope, available in the lobby of the theatre. Student $15 Movie discount for one Individual $30 Movie discount for two Family $45 Movie discount for four Silver Screen $100 Movie discount, advance purchase and priority seating for live events for eight. Red Carpet $250 Movie discount, advance purchase and priority seating for live events for eight, free popcorn for a year, parking validation at Kent Square. Hortense Society $500 All the benefits listed above but instead of receiving a movie discount you will receive free admission for 2 to any time you come to a Lyric Theatre sponsored film. Murgatroid Society $1000 All of the benefits listed above, free use of the theatre for one daytime event, free 30 day run of a pre-movie slide, free copy of The Lyric Theatre book.
The Lyric Theatre
This 1930s movie house has been restored to its former glory. Located in Downtown Blacksburg, just steps from the Virginia Tech campus, The Lyric is the place to enjoy art, indie and mainstream films, exciting live music, speakers and plays. At The Lyric, you’ll find amazing live performances and top drawer films in a warm inviting atmosphere all at reasonable prices! Board of Directors Elizabeth Creamer Douglas Garnett-Deakin Ryan Jones Cyndy Graham Thomas Mills The Lyric Staff Susan Mattingly , Executive Director James Arthur ,
General Manager Len Comaratta , Production Manager Terry Kelley , Administrative Assistant Betty Watts , Volunteer Coordinator Greg Boatwright John Borman Aaron Grigsby Rod LaFoy Robert Sebek Technical Support Staff
Amanda Nelson Joseph Simmons Mary Grace Theodore Ken Tucker Catherine Van Noy Melissa Vidmar Carlton Ray Williams Jr.
The Lyric Council is a 501(c)(3) organization PO Box 665, Blacksburg, VA 24060 540-951-4771 www.thelyric.com
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Valerie June w/ special guest Nicole Atkins September 22, 2017 Hailed by the New York Times as one of America’s “most intriguing, fully formed new talents”, in her heart, June is a songwriter first and fore- most, willing and able to blur the lines between genres and eras of sounds. The result is an eclectic blend of folk and soul and country and R&B and blues that is undoubtedly the finest work of her career. After more than a decade as the de facto queen of Asbury Park, Nicole Atkins packed up and moved to Nashville. Her voice recalls a classic vinyl col- lection, untethered to decade or movement or the whim of the hipster elite; an heir to the legacy of “Roy Orbison, Lee Hazelwood, Sinatra, Aretha, Carole King, Candi Staton.”
The Capitol Steps October 18, 2017 Putting the MOCK in Democracy The Capitol Steps began in December, 1981 as a group of Senate staffers who set out to satirize the very people and places that em- ployed them. Their first idea was to stage a nativity play, but in the whole Congress they couldn’t find three wise men or a virgin. So, they de- cided to dig into the head- lines of the day, and they created song parodies & skits which conveyed a spe- cial brand of satirical humor.
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2 0 1 7 - 2 0 1 8 Live At The Lyric is a semi-annual series of live entertainment events at The Lyric Theatre, including music, family events, comedy, theatre and much more! These events are programmed in-house by The Lyric staff to provide the community with a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Visit www.thelyric.com/live , follow us on Twitter and Facebook, or sign up for our newsletter to keep up with the latest events at The Lyric. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at The Lyric box office!
North Misissippi Allstars November 7, 2017 Founded in 1996 by broth- ers Luther (guitar and vo- cals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), the now venerable band are entering their third decade. As ever, their songs pay homage to the country blues legacy while simultaneously pushing it into contempo- rary relevance with fatback funk, electronic innovation, slippery soul, and pure un- adulterated rock ‘n’ roll. **THIS SHOW MAY BE LOUD**
1909 The Lyric Theatre first opened on the corner of Wilson Avenue and North Main street in downtown Blacksburg.
1928–1930 Work began the new Lyric opened its d 17, 1930. With a seating c The Lyric was a premiere and featured state-of-the- an orchestra pit, and air co fact, it was only the third ci to show sound pictures an building in Blacksburg to b air conditioned.
1910 The theatre moved to a more prominent location on the corner of Main and Jackson streets; the site of the current Wells Fargo Bank Building.
1994–199 citizens lead Merchants o Downtown B together to c which was d Lyric and ret
1920s The Lyric moved to 126 North Main Street, immediately adjacent to what was then the Preston Hotel. Towards the end of the 1920s, the three founders of the Lyric--R. Floyd Plank, Vane E. Kelsey, and R.C. Whitsett--decided that, with the advent of “talkies” they needed to build a major new facility that included a top of the line sound system. Space was acquired within a major commercial and apartment complex that was being planned and constructed on College Avenue.
1940s–1989 The Ly theatre for a time as a t family eventually took management and conti The Lyric as a movie th
1989–1994 In 1989, the opening of a new multiplex in town combined with the changing nature of film distribution and advent of home videos forced the theatre to close its doors. From 1989 to 1994, although closed as a film house, The Lyric continued to have a life as a large classroom rented to Virginia Tech and as the Democratic Party Head- quarters each fall.
an in 1928, and s doors on April capacity of 900, e movie house e-art equipment, conditioning. In cinema in Virginia and was the first o be
1998–1999 Finally, in October of 1998, the renovated theatre was opened to the public with regular programs. The Lyric celebrated its second grand opening in 1999.
2013 For several years, the film industry had been transitioning from 35mm print film to digital cinema. It was essential that The Lyric make this transition if they were going to continue to show current films. Through the support of a community fund raising effort, the theatre was able to install a state-of-the-art 4K digital projector in the summer of 2013.
997 In 1994, a group of ad by the Downtown s of Blacksburg (now n Blacksburg, Inc.) banded o create the Lyric Council, s determined to reopen The return it to its former glory.
2006 The facade of The Lyric was not part of the 1996-1998 renovation. This project was undertaken in 2006. Lester Properties repaired the crumbling facade wall and the Lyric Council replaced the original masks that adorned the theatre’s parapet from 1930 until sometime in the 1950s. The original masks had been deemed a hazard to passers-by. The replicas, designed and built by Vivian Appler, were unveiled and installed after the 75th anniversary celebration.
Lyric founders ran the a team. The Kelsey k over the theatre’s ntinued to operate theatre until 1989.
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The Lyric operates as a 501(c)(3) non-profit movie theatre and community center and is listed on the Virginia and National Registers of Historic Places as part of the Downtown Blacksburg Historic District. Throughout the year, independent and foreign films are offered on a regular weekly basis and variety of live music, theatre, and other events as part of our Live At The Lyric series. The Lyric is also home to year-round educational programs, ranging from conferences and academic lectures to theatre and video camps. The Lyric maintains an open door policy to the Blacksburg community, inviting residents to partner with or rent The Lyric for community events.
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