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Byrd Theater

2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
804 353 9911
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Ranked #15 of 102 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Movie Theaters
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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I love to go here for an inexpensive movie and ice cream outing. It is only $2 and the movies are recent releases. If you are visiting in Richmond, you should definitely make a night of it in Carytown.

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It was wonderful that they would preserve much of the theater and still have it running. I was taken to the past, too bad I didn't have the appropriate attire. I couldn't find the time for the visit. It was 20 years ago. :)

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Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I enjoyed Saturday at the movies in the historic Byrd Theater. I chose the Saturday 7:15pm show because that's the organist plays the Wurlizter organ before the movie, which has gone on for around 40 years, I believe. Then watched Spiderman 2. It was an involved, enthusiastic audience. I worried about getting in when I saw the long lines to... More

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Mesa, AZ
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

So happy they are keeping the Byrd and working to renovate it. We wanted to do our part to contribute to the finances and let our daughter experience and old time movie theatre before reclining seats and surround sound. Went to see "The Amazing Spider Man 2" on a Friday night, showed up about 20 minutes before the 7:15 showing....packed... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There is nothing like experiencing the Byrd Theater. If your breath isn't taken away by the ornamentation, then you must have your sunglasses on! Take a moment and really look at all the details and be grateful that you don't have to wash the chandelier crystals. Yes, the seats ARE awful-- give 'em an extra buck or two for the... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Amazing. Have been here to watch movies, church sessions, shows. The building has that old time smell. Seats are comfortable for short people but taller than 6' may want to find an aisle seat to stretch legs. History in the design and the original pieces are jaw dropping. Always a nice time for any occasion.

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Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Can't beat the price, the atmosphere and the popcorn prices. Finally a place you can actually bring the family for some fun and not feel robbed.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Seeing the architecture is worth the trip. Movie admission is cheap. Don't miss the sessions during the weekends when the pipe organ is played.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a 2 dollar movie theater you must see and experience! The building and the service are great! Organ music is a plus! So much fun.

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Glad to hear the Foundation has plans to ramp up fundraising for modernizing amenities (including the seats!) Love the GM who spoke to us.

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