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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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I watched Mad Max Fury Road at this theater where the tickets only cost $2,- with a wonderful Wurlitzer organ as a starter to the movie. It's a very Bohemian area of Richmond and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Voorburg, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I watched Mad Max Fury Road at this theater where the tickets only cost $2,- with a wonderful Wurlitzer organ as a starter to the movie. It's a very Bohemian area of Richmond and a joy to visit.

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One of the overlooked flawa of the Byrd theater has been the bad projector. Not anymore as now eith the new projector, the screen is crystal clear. Bob has been on the Wurlitzer organ for 19 years, and still kicking it. Renovations are on the horizon and the theater packs out on Saturday nights. This is one place I love... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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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