November 14 | 6:00pm | FREE ADMISSION
The years of hard work are about ready to pay off as we finally open our brand new cinema! Meet us in Old Town Square at 6:00pm on November 14th as we follow the Guerrilla Fanfare marching band and parade through the doors of The New Lyric. Once we all arrive we're going to have live bands in The Ship, HYZENBORG, a mix-master DJ spinning tunes in Space, and freaky fun live video art happening in The Tiki Lounge with the help of HORSEWHISPERER. Things should wrap up at about 11:30 or so. Oh, and admission to this big party is totally FREE!
We've been waiting for this moment for a long time, and hope you can come enjoy it with us. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch!
Here is the schedule of events for our GRAND OPENING on November 14th:
6:00pm - Parade Starts in Old Town Square lead by Guerrilla Fanfare
7:00pm - Parade Arrives at The Lyric/The Alcapones, HYZENBORG, Live Video Art Begins (Also, maybe circus performers.)
9:30pm(ish) - Wes Watkins & Grumpy Uncle begin playing
This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of partygoers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who claims to be from another planet. With assistants Columbia (Nell Campbell) and Magenta (Patricia Quinn) looking on, Frank unveils his latest creation -- a figure wrapped in gauze and submerged in a tank full of liquid. With the addition of colored dyes and some assistance from the weather, Frank brings to life a blonde young beefcake wearing nothing but skimpy shorts, who launches into song in his first minute of life. Just when Brad and Janet think things couldn't get any stranger, a biker (Meat Loaf) bursts onto the scene to reclaim Columbia, his ex-girlfriend. When Frank kills the biker, it's clear that Brad and Janet will be guests for the night, and that they may be next on Frank's list -- whether for murder or carnal delights is uncertain. And just what is that mystery meat they're eating for dinner, anyway? In addition to playing Riff Raff, O'Brien wrote the catchy songs, with John Barry and Richard Hartley composing the score.
For the fourth year running, the Lyric brings back our annual screening of V for Vendetta!
Based on the graphic novel by Alan Moore, V for Vendetta takes place in an alternate vision of Britain in which a corrupt and abusive totalitarian government has risen to complete power. During a threatening run in with the secret police, an unassuming young woman named Evey (Natalie Portman) is rescued by a vigilante named V (Hugo Weaving) -- a caped figure both articulate and skilled in combat. V embodies the principles of rebellion from an authoritarian state, donning a mask of vilified would-be terrorist of British history Guy Fawkes and leading a revolution sparked by assassination and destruction. Evey becomes his unlikely ally, newly aware of the cruelty of her own society and her role in it.