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Byrd Theater

2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
804 353 9911
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Ranked #7 of 58 Activities in Richmond
Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement
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Type: Movie Theaters, Amusement

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a tour of this beautiful theatre. LOVED the style and the charm. We got lucky and heard the organist! Can't wait to go back and catch a movie here!

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Richmond
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

very inexpensive, beautiful atmospher. Parking in the area and in the parking deck behind theather. Accepts only cash. Its a landmark of Richmond, Carytown. Enjoy it.

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Byrd is a historic movie theater that you absolutely must visit. They have a variety of movies and film festivals. Entry is $1.99. There is a pipe organ that is used on occasion. The interior is simply wonderful. The seats are old and can be a little uncomfortable, but add to the authenticity of the theater. I highly recommend... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one beautiful, old time theater. It's great for seeing movies, and sometimes you can even catch a concert here. I saw Bruce Hornsby here several years ago, and it was the most intimate performance I've ever seen. The acoustics are incredible and the decor/architecture is breathtaking. Take the time to visit the Byrd. You won't be disappointed.

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Islandton, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This national landmark kept running through donations and the promise of being open 365 days a year is a treasure. Thanksgiving night, a kind soul drives from Virginia Beach and plays the Wurlitzer-a special organ to begin the holiday season. Before the featured films, he plays singalongs and snow is sprayed by the manager at the end. The waitresses wear... More 

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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a historic movie theater that lives on today with films of all variety including a foreign film festival each year. There are few theaters remaining today with grand pipe organs and the majestic interior, well worth a look and suppor!

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Literally a must for any local. I grew up going to this place. New-ish movies and of course film festivals. The only draw back of this theater- the seats. Horribly uncomfortable...but for such a cheap rate...I gladly indulge.

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Byrd Theater, opened in 1928, is Richmond's "Movie Palace." All regular shows are $1.99 for seniors, adults, or children. On weekdays, there are generally two showings, an early show (7-7:30 PM) and a late show (9-9:30 PM). On weekends, in addition to the evening showings, they usually have matinees of G, PG, or PG-13 films. The movies are, of... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

In the absence of any live music to be found, husband and I decided to catch a movie at Byrd Theater. A step back in time--from ticket booth to refreshment counter to fabulous interior. Great deal for a $1.99 ticket!!!

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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When time comes for me to move away from Richmond, Byrd Theater will be high on the list of the "things I miss". The ambience of this old old theater is non- describe in words, you gotta experience it!

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