Today at The Lyric

The Polar Express (M)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on children's author Chris Van Allsburg's modern holiday classic of the same name, The Polar Express revolves around Billy (Hayden McFarland,) who longs to believe in Santa Claus but finds it quite difficult to do so, what with his family's dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to the man himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor (Tom Hanks) along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis in faith into a journey of self-discovery. A long-time fan of Van Allsburg's book, Hanks also helped produce the film.

Admission is free.

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» IMDB
RATING:G.
RELEASED:2004
RUN TIME:100 Minutes

Showtimes & Tickets
10:00am • Admission is Free
Birdman (M)
Riggan Thomas, once known quite well to movie theater goers as an iconic super hero called "The Birdman" had recently turned down a fourth installment of the franchise. Now washed up, he attempts to reinvent himself as a director by staging a new retelling of a classic Broadway dramatic play called "What We Talk About When We Talk About Love." The events leading up to the Saturday night premiere prove to be one disaster after another as the original lead actor is injured while on set and Riggan scrambles to find a replacement, but the replacement proves to be exactly who he needs--a method actor who takes the job way too seriously. But Riggan has a hard time juggling between the set, his replacement actor, his equally washed up daughter, and a host of other disasters that prevent a proper staging of the play. Meanwhile, a New York Times critic who Riggan has to woo threatens to shut down production of the play before it even starts with a scathing review of the opening night.

The Lyric Theatre will be closed on Wednesday, December 24th.

» Official Site» IMDB
RATING:R.
RELEASED:2014
RUN TIME:119 Minutes

Showtimes & Tickets
7:00pm • $6.00, $5.00 with Membership

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

SunDec 21
Birdman (M)
3:00pm • 7:00pm • 9:30pm
MonDec 22
Birdman (M)
10:00am • 7:00pm • 9:30pm
TueDec 23
Birdman (M)
7:00pm • 9:30pm
WedDec 24
CLOSED (SE)
7:00pm
ThuDec 25
Birdman (M)
7:00pm • 9:30pm
FriDec 26
Big Hero 6 (M)
7:00pm • 9:15pm

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