I’ve been following the story of the Lyric Cinema since before we bought our house. The Lyric is an independent movie theater in Fort Collins and they have been developing a brand new space — which opened last Friday (and then closed last Friday, and then reopened on Saturday. That’s life).
I’ve been to the Lyric twice already. On Sunday, Dan and I attended a showing of V for Vendetta, apparently a Lyric tradition on Guy Fawkes Night. (For the most part, that movie holds up! Minus perhaps Natalie Portman’s accent and boot-cut jeans. I know, I know, boot cut is on its way back. It isn’t with me.)
The building is a delight, with pew seating in the cinema and Star Trek pinball in the common area. The concession stand offers local craft soda — try the birch beer. We earned a free popcorn through their Space Camp loyalty program. I can be dangerous with a loyalty program.
On Monday I visited a second time, this time for a lunch meeting, when I had a chance to try their food — the Lyric has a full kitchen as well. Their menu also serves as a zine because of course it does.
The Lyric is not even a mile from our house, a straight shot down College Avenue. Dan and I are waiting for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, much of which was filmed in Cincinnati (and, specifically, in our old neighborhood of Northside).
As I understand it, the Lyric also has outdoor spaces for drive-in-style screenings in the warmer months.
P.S. From the website: Join us every Saturday and Sunday from 9am until about noon for your favorite classic animated adventures! What kind of cartoons will you see? Maybe it’s some old-school Looney Tunes! How about The Tick or Johnny Bravo!? We try to program the best stuff our 8 year-old selves would want to see.
We also offer a $5 all-you-can-eat cereal bar that you can enjoy during the ‘toons…