summer plays & movies in lynchburg, va

Here's a list of all the plays and movies happening this summer. Be sure to check out our Summer Giveaways for free tickets to many different events in Lynchburg this summer!

Always a Bridesmaid @ Swift Creek Mill Theatre

From the authors of "The Dixie Swim Club" and "The Hallelujah Girls" comes another comic romp featuring the foibles of nuptial bliss! Four Southern friends-for-life made a pact at their senior prom to be in each other's matter what! Thirty years later, they are still honoring that vow. Hop on the marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. The Jones/Hope/Wooten team always comes through and this "dearly beloved" comedy is no exception!


  • May 17th-June 30th | Thursdays through Saturdays @ 8pm 

Hamlet @ Riverviews Artspace

Hamlet will be performed, by Rogue Productions, promenade style throughout the Riverviews Artspace building. The young Prince Hamlet is summoned home to Denmark to attend his father’s funeral. He discovers to his horror, that his mother Queen Gertrude has married his uncle Claudius before his father is even interred. The dead King appears before Hamlet as a ghost, declaring that he has been murdered. Hamlet quickly becomes entangled with the figures at court and the lovely Ophelia, as he seeks revenge for his father’s murder.


  • May 24th-June 3rd @ 6:30pm-10:30pm

The Sandlot @ Venue Cinemas

Venue Classics presents 1993's The Sandlot rated PG for one week only! 


  • May 25th-May 31st @ times vary

Shakespeare Under the Stars: Love's Labour's Lost @ Poplar Forest

Shakespearean theater returns to Mr. Jefferson’s south lawn with Poplar Forest’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, Shakespeare’s extravagant romantic comedy. Bring your friends and family—and a picnic dinner and a blanket or chairs—and experience the magic of Shakespeare’s verse performed under a starry night sky.


  • May 31st-June 2nd @ 7:30pm-9:30pm
  • June 7th-June 9th @ 7:30pm-9:30pm


Singin' in the Rain @ Venue Cinemas

Venue Classics presents 1952's Singin' in the Rain. Starring Gene Kelly, Donald O' Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. Rated G.


  • June 1st-June 7th @ times vary

Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope @ Virginia Baptist Hospital

Join us for a free screening of the award-winning, must-see 60-minute film "Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope." This limited release documentary examines how abuse, neglect, and other adverse childhood experiences including toxic stress, affect children's development & health outcomes in adulthood. Learn how we can work together to improve health outcomes of future generations. Location: Virginia Baptist Hospital Craddock Auditorium


  • June 4th @6pm-7:30pm

48 Hour Screenings @ Venue Cinemas

Ready to see some of the awesome work from this year's Lynchburg 48 Hour Film Project? Join us at Venue Cinemas for the 48 Hour Film Project Screening and Audience Choice Voting.


  • June 6th @ 6pm-10pm

The Muppet Movie @ Venue Cinemas

Venue Classics presents 1979's The Muppet Movie. Starring Jim Henson, Frank Oz, Charlies Durning and countless celebrity cameos! Rated G


  • June 8th-June 14th @ times vary

Movies in the Park: Moana @ Riverside Park

Lynchburg parks and recreation and MedExpress Urgent Care present movies in the park at Riverside Park this summer. Come and enjoy watching Moana in the park along with eating from your favorite food trucks! 


  • June 15th @ 8pm

Little Shop of Horrors @ Venue Cinemas

Venue Classics presents 1986's Musical classic Little Shop of Horrors
Starring Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, John Candy, and Bill Murray. Rated PG13

The Pacifist @ Riverviews Artspace

Riverviews Artspace will be screening “The Pacifist”, an hour-long documentary about the life and worldview of Lynchburg’s most famous tax-resisting, art-collecting resident, Larry Bassett. This low-budget film was shot entirely inside the Riverviews building last year and will begin it’s international festival run this summer. Special seating for all Internal Revenue Service agents with valid I.D.


  • June 17th @ 1:30pm & 3pm

Swiss Army Man @ Riverviews Artspace

Join Ken Faraoni for the Lynchburg Underground Movie Club in our Rosel H. Schewel Theater. This month Ken Faraoni will show you Harry Potter like you’ve never seen him before. Perhaps one of the most bizarre projects that Daniel Radcliffe has worked on to date, Swiss Army Man tells the tail of Hank (Paul Dano) who while stranded on a desert island spots a man (Daniel Radcliffe) lying on the shoreline. The thing is, he’s dead. Hank attempts to escape the island and gets wrapped up in some crazy adventures, all while taking his new (quite dead) buddy along for the ride.


  • June 20th @ 7:30pm-10:30pm

Spring Awakening @ Mill Mountain Theatre

A rock musical about teenagers caught between the tumult of adolescence and the frustrating lack of experience with sex, pregnancy, abortion and suicide, guilt, innocence and death, all with wailing guitars, driving percussion and tortured young voices. The musical, based on a 19th century German play, won 8 Tony Awards in 2006. *Rated R for pervasive language, sexuality, violence, and mature themes.


  • June 21st - June 23rd @ 7:30pm-10pm
  • June 28th - June 30th @ 7:30pm-10pm
  • June 24th @ 2pm-4:30pm

The Wizard of Ox @ Venue Cinemas

Venue Classics presents 1939's The Wizard of Oz
Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, and Margaret Hamilton. Rated G


  • June 22nd-June 28th @ times vry

Hamiltunes @ Bower Center

Bringing this nationwide event to our hometown of Lynchburg! Spectrum Arts Society will soon present our first installment of Hamiltunes: An American Singalong. Dates for future installments are soon to come! Want to sing or rap your favorite Hamilton song? *Tickets are free.


  • June 23rd @ 7pm

Glory @ Venue Cinemas

Venue Classics presents 1989's Glory. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, and Andre Braugher.
Rated R I'D's Required.


  • June 29th-July 5th @ times vary

Movies in the Park: Pirates of the Caribbean @ Miller Park Pool

Lynchburg parks and recreation and MedExpress Urgent Care present movies in the park at Riverside Park this summer. Come and enjoy watching Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in the park along with eating from your favorite food trucks! 


  • July 14th @ 8pm

Harold and Maude (1971) @ Riverviews Artspace

Harold Chasen (Bud Cort) is a young man fascinated by death to the extent that he fakes suicides, attends funerals and even drives a hearse all to the dismay of his socialite mother (Vivian Pickles). Maude (Ruth Gordon) is a 79-year-old woman who like Harold also enjoys attending funerals.  The two meet while attending one and form a friendship. Harold is amused by Maude because of her bright nature, while Maude shows Harold how to live life to the fullest. The film is directed by Hal Ashby, written by Colin Higgins and produced by Colin Higgins and Charles B. Mulvehill.


  • July 18th @ 7pm-10pm

Movies in the Park: Star Wars: The Last Jedi @ Riverside Park

Lynchburg parks and recreation and MedExpress Urgent Care present movies in the park at Riverside Park this summer. Come and enjoy watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the park along with eating from your favorite food trucks! 


  • August 17th @ 8pm

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