Byrd Theater

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Byrd Theater
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Bob K
Richmond, VA245 contributions
No where else I know can you see a Saturday night movie launched by a concert on a Hope-Jones Unit Orchestra (aka The Mighty Wurlitzer). Bob Gulledge does a wonderful job keeping this tradition alive and well on weekends.
It was great growing up in Richmond hearing that incredible instrument played by Eddie Weaver. It's even better being able to enjoy the same in such an opulent environment and have popcorn too!
Written December 2, 2019
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Jed F
Richmond, VA86 contributions
Incredibly beautiful theater that has been turned into a movie theater showing classics at a very cheap price. I was happy to pay the movie ticket just to get in! A great testimony of the gilden age in Richmond
Written November 4, 2019
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,950 contributions
Family
Byrd Theatre dates from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Few of these classic theatres remain in use. The seats are reasonably comfortable and the cost of tickets will not break the bank, it's good for a cheap date. One of the glories of the Byrd Theatre is the grand old Wurlitzer Organ.
Written August 26, 2018
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brinkjc2
Richmond, VA4 contributions
Friends
Incredible old movie palace to see classics and 2nd run movies. The new seats are in, so It’s a lot more comfortable now. My theater of choice if I’m going out to a movie in RVA.
Written June 4, 2018
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Giles C
Buckingham, UK46 contributions
Couples
We went as part of date night to see The Greatest Showman and it couldn't have been in a more appropriate setting. Freshly popped corn, the sloping seating rolling out before the sculpted and painted walls created an atmosphere that rounded out our night perfectly. Tickets were cheap, including popcorn to share, we had change from $20 you really can't get better than that. If you love the architecture of the old cinemas you must go. If you love classic film, go, they run monthly themed films, my visit just missed the end of the gangster season and they had all the classics. If I lived in Richmond I'd be a regular, in fact I'd probably be one of the volunteers there. Yup it's run on donations by volunteers. You're doing good just by going!
Written April 23, 2018
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Brian Ochoa
13 contributions
Couples
The Byrd Theater was a breath of fresh air to my normal movie going experience. The tickets are cheap and its unlikely there will be a large crowd. Although it was built in 1928, it has everything you need. Comfortable enough seats, candy/popcorn, and a nice screen/sounds systems. My girlfriend and I had a great time looking throughout the theater before the show. We saw Lady Bird, how appropiate I know, and can't wait to see another movie next time we visit.
Written February 12, 2018
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Zachary F
Mahopac, New York, United States16 contributions
Friends
My wife and I love discovering local movie theaters when traveling. The Byrd Theater was a rare, especially historic find. At the time we saw a Saturday morning matinee of An American Tail - part of a series they run for family oriented classic movies. They had fresh local coffee available and since this was between Christmas and New Years they played holiday music on the theater’s organ while sing-a-long lyrics were projected on the big screen. It was truly a one-of-a-kind experience and I highly recommend visiting if you are in town.

For reference they did accept Moviepass, however tickets were very inexpensive since it appears they play second run films.
Written December 30, 2017
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Henry S
Richmond, VA133 contributions
Built in 1928! This is a Richmond landmark that must be experienced! Myself and my wife went before Christmas and before the movie there was a sing -a-long with a Wurlitzer organ! The movie theatre is beautiful! Truly an experience!
Written December 23, 2017
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Chris H
Chesterfield, VA505 contributions
Family
They just Friday installed new seats and they are great! If you didn't want to return because of those old seats, try again!!
Also they now accept credit card for drinks and popcorn except refills )yeah odd but it's coming they said).
Written October 14, 2017
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Dana A
Portsmouth, VA42 contributions
Friends
I thoroughly enjoyed going to The Byrd. The theater is gorgeous, but is undergoing some much needed restoration of the seats and carpet. I was a little shocked first walking in on the condition of the seating. That should be much improved soon. Overall a great experience that I would highly recommend.
Written September 24, 2017
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