Family Film Festival in Downtown Blacksburg

Free Family Film Festivals

Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. partners with the Lyric Theatre to bring you Free family friendly movies once a month in November, December, January, February and March each year.
Each movie will be shown at 10am in The Lyric Theatre. Admission is FREE for all!

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH

January 20 at 10am in The Lyric

Featuring stop-motion animation and live action, this inventive adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved children's tale follows the adventures of James (Paul Terry), an orphaned young British boy. Forced to live with his cruel aunts (Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes), James finds a way out of his bleak existence when he discovers an enormous enchanted peach. After rolling into the sea inside the buoyant fruit, James, accompanied by a crew of friendly talking insects, sets sail for New York City.
Release date: April 12, 1996 (USA)

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Brought to you by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. & The Lyric Theatre

PETE'S DRAGON

February 17 at 10am in The Lyric

Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford), a woodcarver, delights local children with stories of a mysterious dragon that lives deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. His daughter Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard) believes these are just tall tales, until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley), a 10-year-old orphan who says he lives in the woods with a giant, friendly dragon. With help from a young girl named Natalie (Oona Laurence), Grace sets out to investigate if this fantastic claim can be true.
Initial release: August 11, 2016 (Russia)

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Brought to you by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. & The Lyric Theatre

THE IRON GIANT

March 10 at 10am in The Lyric

In this animated adaptation of Ted Hughes' Cold War fable, a giant alien robot (Vin Diesel) crash-lands near the small town of Rockwell, Maine, in 1957. Exploring the area, a local 9-year-old boy, Hogarth, discovers the robot, and soon forms an unlikely friendship with him. When a paranoid government agent, Kent Mansley, becomes determined to destroy the robot, Hogarth and beatnik Dean McCoppin (Harry Connick Jr.) must do what they can to save the misunderstood machine.
Release date: July 31, 1999 (USA)

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Brought to you by Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. & The Lyric Theatre