$1.99 movies are a great value, but the seats are terribly uncomfortable, especially for longer movies.
We go to the Byrd almost every Saturday for the movie and the organ. It's an unbelievably good deal for a date night or with the kids. The original 1920's decor, including chandelier, is beautiful. The seats are cramped, but I guess people were smaller back when it was built. For only two dollars a ticket, I'm not complaining. We'll... More
My VCU friends and I have seen many movies here after they're on the other big screens, but before they're released to DVD or On Demand. The seats are small, my (now) husband is 6'3" and always had a hard time with leg room. The seats are also pretty old. But, it's a $2 movie in a great part of... More
Love this place, but seating is rough. Anyone of average size, will squirm the whole movie, with cramped leg room,. Floors are sticky, seats need cleaned. But for 1.99, you can't beat it. Popcorn also old, but then again its not an 8.00 bag. Has movies after regular theatres, but before redbox.
Byrd Theater is great for a date night if your trying to keep things on the cheap. The theater is very cool but the seat hurt and it always seems a little dirty. I would give it a go if you havnt been.
I had no idea what was inside when I walked in to see a movie. I thought we had razed all the fancy old movie houses. Who cares what movie is playing--just look at your surroundings. I left a donation on the way out to help with the preservation of the beautiful old theatre. Kudos to Richmond for valuing such... More
The good parts: the architecture, the Saturday night organ playing before the movies, the cheap movies. The not so good parts: the bathrooms badly need renovation and the seats need to be replaced. A non profit foundation owns the Byrd and is trying to get funds to restore it fully. Until then, I will go back for the atmosphere, the... More
What a great place to go and see a cheap movie. They recently have had specials where you get 2 tickets to the movie, a large popcorn and 2 medium sodas, all for $7. Where can you beat a deal like that. The lines are long, but move quickly. My only complaint is that there often is not enough time... More
Not the most comfortable theater BUT not to be missed, especialy if you can get there on a Friday or Saturday night when the organ player is there (call ahead to make sure); what a treat! The movies are on their way out of town but only $1.99 and it's worth that just to get inside and look around at... More
So few places are left in America like the Byrd. Where else can you go to movies for less than $5. Complete with the amazing architecture of the old grand movie palaces of the 1920's and 30's. If you can -do not miss the Saturday movies ,,complete with the amazing Wurlitzer Organ rising up before the show and the audience... More
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