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Byrd Theater

2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
804 353 9911
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Ranked #17 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Movie Theaters
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Come on how can you beat 2 bucks to see the inside of one of the oldest and most beautiful movie palaces in the US? You can't ! The imitation of the Palace of Mirrors at Versailles in the lobby is amazingly fun! You won't be disappointed unless you don't care about historical locations and would rather sit in an... More

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Zephyrhills
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The seats are old and uncomfortable, but the atmosphere is cozy. The tix are $2/each and the sodas and popcorn are half of the other theaters. On Saturday nights, the organ is played by a professional local. This is one of the prizes of Richmond.

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Did not visit when open, wish I had, the building appeared to be interesting and restoration worthwhile.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Absolutely gorgeous theater and only a couple bucks! Seats are not the most comfortable but ok. There are no previews so the movie starts right off. It usually plays the movies that are between being at the theater and hitting Redbox, NetFlix etc. but it is a definite must go and see a movie! Great for family or date night!... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The Byrd is an old gem. It feels like the good old street theaters, before they all looked the same. You can enjoy the latest movies just after they had their time in the big chain cinemas, but you can also watch classics. And they also have recitals and different events. It´s the kind of gem that every city should... More

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Prince George, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Of course the price is always worth waiting for a movie to leave major theaters and hit the bird, but the atmosphere is always enjoyable as well. My favorite place to see a film, hands down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Such a fun place to go for a late night movie. I don't even mind that the movie are not new releases! Love that the movies (and the snacks!) are SO inexpensive, but wish they would do some repairs on the bathrooms and seats.

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Richmond, Virginia
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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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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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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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