spring plays & movies in lynchburg, va

Here's a list of all the plays and movies happening this Spring. Also, be sure to check out our Spring Giveaways for free tickets to some of these events!

Curtain Call @ Lynchburg College's Dillard Theatre

Enjoy selections from the newest Broadway hits – Dear Evan Hansen, Waitress and LaLa Land.

Showtimes:

  • March 16, 17, 18 at 7:30pm 

Casablanca @ Venue Cinemas

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), who owns a nightclub in Casablanca, discovers his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) is in town with her husband, Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). Laszlo is a famed rebel, and with Germans on his tail, Ilsa knows Rick can help them get out of the country.

Showtimes:

  • March 14, 15 times vary

Unforgiven @ Venue Cinemas

When prostitute Delilah Fitzgerald (Anna Thomson) is disfigured by a pair of cowboys in Big Whiskey, Wyoming, her fellow brothel workers post a reward for their murder, much to the displeasure of sheriff Little Bill Daggett (Gene Hackman), who doesn't allow vigilantism in his town. Two groups of gunfighters, one led by aging former bandit William Munny (Clint Eastwood), the other by the florid English Bob (Richard Harris), come to collect the reward, clashing with each other and the sheriff.

Showtimes:

  • March 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 times vary

True Nature: Artist Talks & Film Discussion- Of Ants and Men @ Riverside Artspace

PBS Documentary by E.O. Wilson. “Wilson’s groundbreaking work on ant communication also led him to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior throughout the animal world. In 1975 he synthesized these studies in a revolutionary book called “Sociobiology.” He included humans in it, along with all the other advanced social species, which led to one of the great scientific controversies of our time.” 

This program is free and open to the public. Seating for film limited to 40. Cash bar will be available.

Showtime:

  • March 17 at 2pm-5pm

New Works Initiative @ Lynchburg College's Dillard Theatre

Script readings from the works of senior project playwrights will be performed for the public. Come hear these original voices in newly written works.

Showtimes:

  • March 21 & 22 at 7:30pm

Revenge of the Creature (1955) @ Riverviews Artspace

Join Lynchburg Underground Movie Club as they present Revenge of the Creature (1955). Florida aquarium workers (John Agar, Lori Nelson, John Bromfield) communicate by cattle prod with a captured gill-man.

Showtime: 

  • March 21 at 7pm-10pm

The Wizard of Oz @ Brookville High School

This beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home, has been entertaining audiences for generations. *Box office opens 1/2 hour before the event.*

Showtime:

  • March 22, 23, 24 at 7pm
  • March 25 at 2pm

Paper Tigers Film Screening @ Miller Center

Join CASA of Central Virginia, HumanKind, and Bridges of Central Virginia to view Paper Tigers, a 1-hour documentary showing how one school of high-risk kids made huge changes in the span of one year. Set within and around the campus of Lincoln Alternative High School in the rural community of Walla Walla, Washington, Paper Tigers asks the following questions: What does it mean to be a trauma-informed school? And how do you educate teens whose childhood experiences have left them with a brain and body ill-suited to learn?

Showtime:

  • March 22 at 6pm-8pm

My Fair Lady @ Venue Cinemas

In this beloved musical, pompous phonetics professor Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) is so sure of his abilities that he takes it upon himself to transform a Cockney working-class girl into someone who can pass for a cultured member of high society. His subject turns out to be the lovely Eliza Doolittle (Audrey Hepburn), who agrees to speech lessons to improve her job prospects. Higgins and Eliza clash, then form an unlikely bond -- one that is threatened by an aristocratic suitor (Jeremy Brett).

Showtimes:

  • March 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 times vary

Kin @ Liberty University's Box Theater

Kin is based on the landmark Supreme Court case Buck v. Bell, (1927). Carrie Buck’s story links the United States to the Nazi holocaust. Kin is a beautiful, human story of a Virginia girl’s attempt to get home to her daughter. The play includes haunting folk music from the period. 

Showtimes:

  • March 30, 31, Apr. 3 (Tentative), 5 (Tentative), 6 (*Talk Back) at 7 - 7:30pm
  • March 31, Apr. 7 at 2pm
  • Apr. 8 (ASL) at 3pm

The Ten Commandments @ Venue Cinemas

Enjoying a life of ease in the court of Egypt's pharaoh, Moses (Charlton Heston) discovers his Hebrew heritage and, later, God's expectations of him. He dedicates himself to liberating his people from captivity and - with the aid of plagues and divine intervention - manages to lead them out of Egypt and across the Red Sea. A greater challenge comes in the form of the golden calf idol, however, and it takes an unforgettable visitation by God on Mount Sinai for Moses' mission to prevail.

Showtimes:

  • March 30, 31 times vary
  • April 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 times vary

Love thy Nature @ Riverviews Artspace

Love Thy Nature points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that a renewed connection with nature is key both to our health and the health of our planet. 

Showtime: 

  • April 7 at 2pm-5pm

Theatre Student Honorary Production @ Lynchburg College's Dillard Theatre

Entirely produced and executed by Alpha Psi Omega, this production allows students to collaborate with each other and put forward their own voice. Mature themes and language. Latecomers cannot be seated.

Showtimes:

  • April 12, 13, 14 at 7:30pm

Coffeehouse: The Motion Picture @ Liberty University's Vines Center

The theme for Spring Coffeehouse is always chosen meticulously, with countless hours of prior thought given to its well-roundedness. For Coffeehouse: The Motion Picture, their vision is to bring the movies, whether new or classic, to life. LU wants to see you perform through music and/or dance that takes us back to an important cinematic moment.

Showtime:

  • April 14 at 11:30pm

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) @ Riverviews Artspace

Join Lynchburg Underground Movie Club as they present Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). This remake of the classic horror film is set in San Francisco. Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) assumes that when a friend (Brooke Adams) complains of her husband's strange mood, it's a marital issue. However, he begins to worry as more people report similar observations. His concern is confirmed when writer Jack Bellicec (Jeff Goldblum) and his wife (Veronica Cartwright) discover a mutated corpse. Besieged by an invisible enemy, Bennell must work quickly before the city is consumed.

Showtime:

  • April 18 at 7pm-10:30pm

Big Fish @ Liberty University's Tower Theater

Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Motion Picture written by John August and directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest and then some! Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

Showtimes:

  • April 20, 21, 27, 28, May 4, 5 at 7:30pm
  • April 21, 28, May 5 at 2pm
  • April 22, 29, May 6 at 3pm

Hair the Musical @ Renaissance Theatre

Hair is the musical story of a group of hippies celebrating peace & love in the shadow of the Vietnam War. The story follows Berger, the charismatic leader of the “tribe,” and Claude, a sweet-natured guy from Queens who’s about to be drafted.  Songs includes such classic hits as “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius” and “Good Morning Starshine.”

Showtimes:

  • April 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8pm
  • May 4, 5 at 8pm
  • May 6 at 3pm

Little Shops of Horrors @ Randolph College's Wildcat Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors is a horror comedy rock musical about a hapless florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh. Book and Lyrics were written by Howard Ashman and music is by Alan Menken.

Showtimes:

  • April 19, 20, 21, 22 at 7:30pm

Dance Works Concert @ Lynchburg College's Dillard Theatre

Faculty and student choreographed works from Broadway, ballet, modern, tap and jazz styles performed in a full evening of dance.

Showtimes:

  • Apr. 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
  • Apr. 29 at 2pm

Freaky Friday @ Cavalier Theatre

When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding! FREAKY FRIDAY, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a hilarious, contemporary update on an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it is to be a family and experience each other’s lives first-hand, if only for a day!

Showtimes:

  • April 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm
  • April 29, May 6 at 2:30pm
  • May 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm

Justin Flom @ Liberty University

Justin Flom is a magician based out of Las Vegas. He'll be coming to Liberty for the third time.

Showtime:

  • May 5 at 8pm-11pm

Love's Labour's Lost @ Liberty University's Box Theater

Love's Labour's Lost abounds in sophisticated wordplay, puns, and literary allusions and is filled with clever pastiches of contemporary poetic forms.

Showtimes:

  • May 4, 5, 8 (Tentative), 10 (Tentative), 11 (*Talk Back), 12 at 7:30pm
  • May 5, 12 at 2pm
  • May 6, 13 (ASL) at 3:00pm

Loving @ Pioneer Theatre (in collaboration with Glass Theatre)

Heritage High School Pioneer Theatre in collaboration with E. C. Glass Theatre
presents Loving.

Showtimes:

  • May 10, 11, 12 at 7pm
  • May 13 at 3pm

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