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Byrd Theater

2908 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221
804 353 9911
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Ranked #13 of 97 attractions in Richmond
Type: Movie Theaters
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Hershey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Saw "Gravity" there while visiting Richmond--delightfully historic--great screen and sound--very good experience

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We love taking our kids to the Byrd Theater. The movies are all $2 and the snacks and all $2 as well. The inside of the theater is just beautiful and the kids really enjoy the "old time" feel it has. The seats are a bit uncomfortable and close together, but that is all a part of the charm of... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Cool movie theater showing films for $1.99 a ticket. Built just before the stock market crash in 1929, it retains the glamor of that era. It's popular because of the price of tickets, but also because it's just a fun place to see a movie. Seats are not comfortable, but hang in there because they're due to be replaced with... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a great old theater, a registered historic landmark, and well worth seeing just for the decor. The movies are mostly second runs and art films, but the admission is only two dollars so it's a bargain right off the bat. If you go on Saturday nights there's an organ concert before the show, on a beautiful old Wurlitzer... More

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Richmond, Virginia, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

one of the oldest theatres in Richmond,virginia...visited many times and don't forget to look around and look up at the ceiling and glass chandelier..when I was a child before the movie started the organ would come up from the basement on stage and perform a concert before the show.One of the oldest organs in the south..a must to see and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to see what old movie houses used to be like this is it. There is even an organ that rises from the floor and a man plays music between shows at certain times of the da. They have $1.00 movies too.

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Hopewell, Virginia
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Starting with the lady organizing the line outside to the Organ to the quality of the film, perfect evening. Yes the seats suck, but who cares at 2$ a head and such grandoir! splendid evening in store at this Theatre! enjoyed the experience! HP

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Ok, so it may not have "comfortable" seating (what it really is, is just old), but for $2 for a movie, who cares? It's a fabulous setting--just sitting and looking at the chandelier and artwork are worth the price of admission. I absolutely loved the organ player and the lack of trailers or commercials was totally refreshing, replaced by an... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you're visiting Richmond, try to take the time to see a movie at the Byrd. It's like no other experience you've had. The seats are wholly uncomfortable, but it sort of adds to the charm. Can't beat the price either. A family of 4 can see a movie for less than $10 total.

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Richmond, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Yes the movie theatre is authentic and beautiful that being said , just pay to walk in the place as an attraction, see it, and then LEAVE .( its cheap enough) but to sit through a movie there...oh no its so uncomfortable. If you don't have a backache to begin with you will have by the time you leave...

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