Today at The Lyric

The Martian (M)
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring "the Martian" home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney's safe return. Based on a best-selling novel, and helmed by master director Ridley Scott, THE MARTIAN features a star studded cast that includes Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara, Michael Peña, Jeff Daniels, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Donald Glover.

The Martian Trailer

» Official Site» IMDB
RUN TIME:144 Minutes

Showtimes & Tickets
3:00pm • $5.00, $4.00 with Membership

7:00pm • $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

MonNov 30
The Martian (M)
10:00am • 7:00pm
TueDec 1
The Martian (M)
WedDec 2
The Martian (M)
ThuDec 3
The Martian (M)
FriDec 4
Bridge of Spies (M)
Lyric Theatre Late Night Movie: Die Hard (M)
SunDec 6
Bridge of Spies (M)
3:00pm • 7:00pm



Wednesday, November 18

We will be offering our first Baby Brigade night at the Lyric. This is a chance for new parents to get out and see a movie that they want to see--not an animated or children's film--without having to leave their baby at home or worry about their little one disturbing other guests. Featuring dimmed lighting, reduced volume, changing facilities in the auditorium, and stroller parking in the lobby, Baby Brigade shows are recommended for babies one year of age and under. Though there is not an official age limit, these are usually PG13 or R rated movies, in this case PAWN SACRIFICE.
Beer and Wine Fridays and SaturdaysBeginning Friday, October 2, the Lyric Theatre will be offering beer and wine to our over-21 movie patrons with the help of Blue Ridge Mountain Catering! This service will be available on Friday and Saturday evenings only, starting a half hour before each movie begins. The cost of a beverage will be $5. Consider it a donation that comes with a drink! Bottoms Up!
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.
Free popcorn at all Monday shows!
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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