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Oct 4th-Oct 10th


Hello fellow commie socialists living in a nanny state,

I was shocked this morning to wake up to complete anarchy.  The government has officially shut down!  After trying for a half hour to turn on the lights, I went to take a shower and there was no water, so I splashed myself with some mouth wash and started off to work.  Much to my dismay the government had not only packed up and hauled off the sidewalks, but the streets as well!  So I hoofed it over the rocky crag that was left and stumbled upon my first group of cops panhandling.  I'm not used to seeing a group of cops that aren't beating a college student, so I steered clear of them just to get mugged by a parking attendant!  Those guys are high strung!  It was like wandering through some post-apocalyptic war zone, or Mexico. 

What really upsets me though is that we, as a population, carefully vetted each of these representatives to act within our interest, making sure their IQ met our collective average of 42 and had at least a basic knowledge of how a shoelace works.  After all, our country has a proven track record of electing the best and brightest in our community to take complex ideas and boil them down to the shortest platitude that only has a visceral short term application in the most tangential way. If you can't sum an issue down to being a socialist or fascist, then I don't know what your talking about.  After all, I never wanted  that commie program Obamacare in the first place.  We should have passed the Affordable Care Act instead!  It makes so much more sense!  So in short, I'm saying that congress is saving us from our own reliance on government by not paying anyone but themselves.  That will teach Obamacare!  And while we're at it, I think we should burn down the libraries to teach those librarians to mooch off of our children's ignorance. 

Originally I was going to write this email about what a phenomenal film THE ACT OF KILLING is and how it's sad that no one is seeing it, but the fodder was a little better for this.  Plus I think Americans don't have much of a taste for film about a government that takes advantage of its people for its own political gain.  Or maybe we've gotten desensitized by there a difference?  On the bright side though, I hear they shut down some of the Air Force football games, and if there's one thing Americans won't tolerate, it's messing with any of our avenues for wasting time, ESPECIALLY football. 

As good as THE ACT OF KILLING is, I think people are squeamish towards mass murders, even though the film is just about a bunch of old men TALKING about mass murders.  Kind of like a really gruesome game of Pinochle.  AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS is another diamond that someone will have to find in some other rough.  See them both by Thursday. 
Upcoming Fare

 Short Term 12

This is one of those rare instances of, not only a great short film, but also a great short film that then gets made into a feature.  I think this pretty much won every award as a short and nearly every award as a feature as well.  Watch the trailer....then watch the movie.

 Haute Cuisine

This makes me wish I was the French President....or at least could purchase the French President's chef.  I'm not entirely sure what the film is about, other than the French President's chef, because it made me so hungry.

  The Spectacular Now

Ok, I didn't want to see this because my cold callous heart contains anti-freeze and has no room for romance.  But enough people have seen it and loved it that, maybe I'll see if this can stir an emotion. 

 In A World...

I just saw this movie last night and I absolutely loved it! I don't know how to promote things, so I'm just going to list all the comedians in it and hope that peaks your interest: Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Demitri Martin, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman...okay now go see it please.

Movie Times
Remember, Friday - Monday from 10am until noon we've got FREE MORNING CARTOONS with a $5 all-you-can-eat cereal bar!


Friday 10/4/13

In a World - 4:15, 8:55

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:45

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15


Saturday 10/5/13

MusicEmotion Symphony - 11:00am* $10

In a World - 4:15, 8:45

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:40

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15

Bad Movie Nite! - 11:00pm Just $5!


Sunday 10/6/13

In a World - 4:15, 8:55

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:45

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15


Monday 10/7/13

In a World - 4:15, 8:45

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:30

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15


Tuesday 10/8/13

In a World - 4:15, 8:45

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:30

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15


Wednesday 10/9/13

In a World - 4:15, 8:45

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:30

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15


Thursday 10/10/13

In a World - 4:15, 8:45

The Spectacular Now - 4:00, 8:30

Short Term 12 - 2:00, 6:30

Haute Cuisine - 1:45, 6:15



* This is a no passes special event. Free ticket passes, membership discounts, and living social vouchers are not accepted for this event.  


Upcoming Events


Italy's MusicEmotion Symphony 

September 17th - November 2nd - $10 

The Lyric presents a wonderful new Symphony-on-Film series from Italy's MusicEmotion. These four programs, all filmed at Milan's famous Teatro alla Scala, feature world-renowned conductors, including Daniel Harding and Bobby McFerrin, leading performances of masterpieces by Mozart, Verdi, Strauss, Bernstein and others. The camera weaves through the Filarmonica Della Scala, bringing the nuances of the performers to life and the event is given context with backstage interviews, quick introductions of the composers' lives, and anecdotes on the creation of the works.


Verdi - October 1st @ 6:30pm and October 5th @ 11am

Franck/Respighi - October 15th @ 6:30 and October 19th @ 11am

Bernstein/Vivaldi/McFerrin/Bartholdy - October 29th @ 6:30 and November 2nd @ 11am   


Waterworld Flood Relief Fundraiser 

October 3rd @ 6:00, 6:30, 9:00 & 9:30
$10+ Suggested Donation w/ all proceeds going to a TBD flood relief charity. 

Join us in helping our neighbors in need with this Flood Relief Fundraiser! We want to have a silent auction as well, so if you have a business and would like to donate anything to the auction, please get in touch!  


Bad Movie Nite!  

October 5th and the first Saturday of every month @ 11pm - $5

The Lyric is now home to some of the worst movies of all time! Bad Movie Nite! is a celebration of some of the cheapest, cheesiest, and most unintentionally hilarious b-movies ever made. You'll get trailers, shorts and a feature, and although we can't tell you what it is, believe me, it will be BAD!


Ghosts of the West Encore Performance w/ Director Q&A 

October 13th @ 4:30 - $10

After having to turn people away for the first screening we held, we're bringing back Ghosts of the West for an encore screening! The stampede following the discovery of gold in California lasted little more than a generation, but the stories that followed in its wake captured the imagination of the world. Thousands of towns and mining camps boomed during that brief time when men scrambled through unexplored territory searching for the next big strike. And just as quickly, they died without a whisper.


The Four Horsemen Stand-up Comedy 

October 13th at 9:30 and October 14th at 10. $10 in advance/$12 day of 

When the world seems bleak and uncertain, the Horsemen are here to play the violins as the ship sinks. Join The Four Horsemen as they make their return to Fort Collins for the first time since last summer's sell-out show at the Lyric Cinema Cafe! Live DVD Recording! Sunday, October 13th and Monday, October 14th. Hosted of course, by none other than Bob Gaudet.  


School's Out Kid's Matinees! 

On PSD days off throughout the school year we're hosting special Kid's Matinee movies! Tickets are just $5 and include a small popcorn. You can also buy 10 tickets in advance for the price of 8!

All showings are at 2:00 

October 17th- Babe 

October 18th- ParaNorman 

November 27th - Kung Fu Panda 

December 27th - School of Rock 

December 30th - Shrek 

December 31st - Shrek 2

January 2nd - Ice Age: The Meltdown

January 3rd - Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 

January 6th - Ice Age: Continental Drift

January 17th - TBD

January 20th - TBD

March 14th - TBD

March 21st - TBD

April 11th - TBD

April 14th - TBD

May 16th - TBD

May 26th - TBD


Paranoid Reflections 

October 17th @ 7pm - $8 advance/$10 day of 

Local filmmakers Ryan Taylor, Eric Modlin and Nathan Mielbeck bring another unique voice to the emerging Northern Colorado film scene. Each of their films comes from a different genre, however all are united by their ability to successfully evoke and capture emotion, whether it's fear, sadness or desire.


Free the Mind  

October 23rd @ 6:30 - $12

Tickets only available via Tugg (must sell 50 tickets before 10/14 or event is canceled)  

We all know somebody who had to shamefully deal with the pains of psychological trauma.  Come see this one of a kind film about alternative treatment options available to those who fought for our country and loving children haunted by painful experiences.  Danish filmmaker Phie Ambo captures Dr. Davidson of the University of Madison, WI teaching soldiers with PTSD and children with ADHD how to implement mental and physical practices to reprogram their brain and cope with their traumas.


The Paw Project 

October 24th @ 6:30pm - $10  

Tickets only available via Tugg (must sell 50 tickets before 10/14 or event is canceled)

This is a good Doc on why you shouldn't declaw your cat. It's like cutting off the ends of your fingers!


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Silent Music with Live Accompaniment)  

October 30th @ 7pm - $8

Musician Adam Bodine brings his piano to the Lyric to play along to the silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari! These silent movies are always a favorite at the Lyric so make sure to get your tickets in advance!   


Halloween @ The Lyric: Shaun of the Dead 

October 25th & 26th @ 9:00 and 11:30
and October 27th - 31st at 9:00
Tickets are just $6.50!  

For the second year in a row we're bringing a favorite scary movie of ours. This year we're happy to present the laugh-out-loud zombie movie Shaun of the Dead! A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living.


V for Vendetta

November 5th @ 7pm - $10

Remember, remember the fifth of November... We're celebrating Guy Fawkes day (which just so happens to be election day) with a screening of the very awesome movie V for Vendetta!  


Choice City Film Festival 

November 9th

The Lyric is putting on their very own shorts film festival! Visit our website for information on how to submit your film!


King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Presented by Pinball Jones

November 14th at 7pm - $8

A day before the  The Kong Off goes down in Denver, we're bringing one of the best documentaries we've ever played back for a one night engagement! The King of Kong is like the best narrative movie, except better because it's all real! After the screening, head over to Pinball Jones for some pinball action too!  


Oldboy (2003)

November 22nd - 27th @ 9:00 - Tickets are only $6.50!

Spike Lee is making a new version of Oldboy, but we'll be showing the original for a week leading up to the release of the remake! It's going to be awesome! After being kidnapped and imprisoned for 15 years, Oh Dae-Su is released, only to find that he must find his captor in 5 days.


Christmas @ The Lyric! 

We're getting in the Christmas spirit here at the Lyric with some of our all time favorite Christmasy movies!

Home Alone: November 29th - December 4th @ 2:00 and 9:00 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: December 6th-8th @ 2:00 and 9:00 & December 11th @ 9:00

White Christmas: December 13th - 15th @ 2:00 and 9:00 & December 18th @ 9:00 

A Christmas Story: October 20th - 24th @ 2:00

Die Hard: December 20th - 23rd @ 9:00 & December 24th @ 4:15 


Superb Owl Watch Party 

February 2nd - FREE Admission (But Space is Limited!) 

Teams: TBD 

We're showing the big game on our big screen! Come in for all of the festivities all day long as the two best teams in all of football take each other on for the Championship Trophy! We're even going to have $10 pitcher specials to help you and your friends celebrate!  



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Wednesday Night Events

The next Wednesday night event: October 30th we'll be playing SHAUN OF THE DEAD as part of HALLOWEEN @ THE LYRIC! It's playing all week long and tickets are only $6.50! 

Every Wednesday Night at 9:30