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Byrd Theater

Address: 2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
Phone Number: 804 353 9911
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Ranked #2 of 16 Fun and Games in Richmond
Type: Movie theaters, Fun & Games
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

It's absolutely beautiful, charming and nostalgic! It feels like you have stepped back in time. It's a great place to escape! Movie tickets are only cost $1.99 per person!

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Manassas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

What a unique experience! This movie house, built in 1928, is extraordinary. While it is true that the seating isn't the most comfortable (heck, they're 77 years old!), and some have stuffing coming out, I'm SURE that they will all eventually be replaced. If you're looking for a plain box theater with stadium seating, go elsewhere. If you wish a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Every time I visit this beautiful old theater I wish I'd won the lottery so I could donate the entire sum to replace the ancient seats! I would like to see the community get behind this historic theater so that its infrastructure can be renovated.

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Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This theater is a treasure that still lays a bit in the ground. To go into it is like going back in time to the 1920s, and for $2 who can't enjoy seeing a movie they recently liked or missed in the commercial theaters? Just don't focus on the seats (they're brutal). I think visiting the Byrd is a love/hate... More 

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Eden, North Carolina, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This was truly a wonderful experience. The building itself is preserved like it was in the 1920's with huge chandeliers and musical instruments. The price was unbeatable at $2.00 per person. With free public parking just around the corner, this is a "must do this again" place! Especially on a Saturday when the Wurlitzer organ is played.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Had a tour of this beautiful theatre. LOVED the style and the charm. We got lucky and heard the organist! Can't wait to go back and catch a movie here!

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Richmond
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

very inexpensive, beautiful atmospher. Parking in the area and in the parking deck behind theather. Accepts only cash. Its a landmark of Richmond, Carytown. Enjoy it.

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Byrd is a historic movie theater that you absolutely must visit. They have a variety of movies and film festivals. Entry is $1.99. There is a pipe organ that is used on occasion. The interior is simply wonderful. The seats are old and can be a little uncomfortable, but add to the authenticity of the theater. I highly recommend... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is one beautiful, old time theater. It's great for seeing movies, and sometimes you can even catch a concert here. I saw Bruce Hornsby here several years ago, and it was the most intimate performance I've ever seen. The acoustics are incredible and the decor/architecture is breathtaking. Take the time to visit the Byrd. You won't be disappointed.

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Islandton, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This national landmark kept running through donations and the promise of being open 365 days a year is a treasure. Thanksgiving night, a kind soul drives from Virginia Beach and plays the Wurlitzer-a special organ to begin the holiday season. Before the featured films, he plays singalongs and snow is sprayed by the manager at the end. The waitresses wear... More 

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