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Byrd Theater

2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
804 353 9911
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Ranked #15 of 104 Attractions in Richmond
Type: Movie Theaters
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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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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Mesa, AZ
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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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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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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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