The Lyric – Fort Collins, Colorado - Atlas Obscura

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The Lyric

This dynamic entertainment venue brings a much-needed funkiness to the region with its bizarre art, eclectic films screenings, and peculiar performance pieces. 


Part movie theater, part live performance venue, and part art gallery, the ever-evolving Lyric’s look is curated by an eclectic owner and an in-house Art Czar. 

Featuring the best outdoor patio views of the mountains in town, the whimsical artwork of the Lyric spills out onto the lawn and becomes a playground for kids and adults. Hosting a variety of events ranging from live music, DJs, stand-up comedy, local food dinners, costume dance parties, and circus performers, the Lyric is a hub for all that is odd in northern Colorado. Weekend mornings at the establishment comes with cartoons and an all-you-can-eat cereal bar.

First established in 2007, the Lyric has held a few spaces in the community, first in a small downtown rental, then temporarily in a Masonic temple, and now on the north end of the town among taco trucks and a bowling alley. With its final move, the Lyric has leaned in hard on its eccentricity and cemented its status as an institution in the town. 

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Climb the jungle gym/stage on the back patio to get the best seats for outdoor movies and watching sunsets.

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