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Byrd Theater

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Address: 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
Phone Number: 804 353 9911
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Showing it's age but still a gem

I hadn't been to the Byrd in years before taking the family this weekend. It's still a great theatre but really needs updating. There is a foundation owning it. Please give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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Glen Allen, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I hadn't been to the Byrd in years before taking the family this weekend. It's still a great theatre but really needs updating. There is a foundation owning it. Please give generously to keep it open. It really is a great place.

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Go back in time to when seeing a movie was a grand experience! My brother took me here just for that reason. We weren't there on a night when the organist played,(which would have been wonderful),but still it was a memorable time. I don't know what all the fuss is about the uncomfortable seats . We both have back issues,but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My husband and I went to the Byrd Theater for a movie. The theater is magnificent, definitely worth the trip. I'm not sure if you can go at other times but they are working on it little by little, trying to get it restored to it's former beauty. The Byrd Theater shows 2nd runs for movies at very reasonable prices.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I'm a sucker for the Art Deco Era..so Byrd theater was definitely my cup of tea. We caught a movie for $2 and had a great time. The best part was the organist who played showtunes before the movie began. The only downfall were the seats-- they were really old and not the most comfortable, but still do-able. If you're... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We attended an event at the Byrd Theater and it was so amazing sitting in such a historic place. This theater has been operating for about 80 years and it is so nice. While it does need some upkeep, it is well cared for and there is a great effort to continue this care and revitalize it overall. If you... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I understand the theater has a new owner who is fundraising to restore the place but in the meantime, the basic hygiene must be provided. It wouldn't take a lot of money to paint the restrooms and keep them clean or to sweep the floor between the rows! If you seat in the front rows, your feet get stuck to... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Everyone must stop in at least once to see a movie in the Byrd. The décor is absolutely beautiful from the massive chandelier to the lavishly painted walls. It will certainly give you a taste of another time when going to see a movie was more of an experience. It is best to go when the organist is playing for... More 

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Natchez
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

A fantastic place to catch a movie! The old theater is absolutely beautiful, ticket prices are cheap, and every one is very friendly. What more could you ask for. I wills say, the seats are old but they are still comfortable. They show second run movies, so don't expect to see new films. The concessions are reasonably priced, unlike big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's absolutely beautiful, charming and nostalgic! It feels like you have stepped back in time. It's a great place to escape! Movie tickets are only cost $1.99 per person!

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Manassas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a unique experience! This movie house, built in 1928, is extraordinary. While it is true that the seating isn't the most comfortable (heck, they're 77 years old!), and some have stuffing coming out, I'm SURE that they will all eventually be replaced. If you're looking for a plain box theater with stadium seating, go elsewhere. If you wish a... More 

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Address: Address: 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
Phone Number: 804 353 9911
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond

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