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Sophie’s Choice (1982) 7:15 pm
Sophie’s Choice (1982)
Oct 1 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Sophie's Choice (1982) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Sophie is the survivor of Nazi concentration camps, who has found a reason to live with Nathan, a sparkling if unsteady American Jew obsessed with the Holocaust. They befriend Stingo, the movie’s narrator, a young American writer new to New York City. But the happiness of Sophie and Nathan is endangered by her ghosts and his obsessions. Directed by Alan J. Pakula Stars Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline and Peter MacNicol. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084707
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) 7:15 pm
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Oct 2 @ 7:15 pm – 10:30 pm
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Special repeat showing of the Extended Version! The continuing quest of Frodo and the Fellowship to destroy the One Ring. Frodo and Sam discover they are being followed by the mysterious Gollum. Aragorn, the Elf archer Legolas and Gimli the Dwarf encounter the besieged Rohan kingdom, whose once great King Theoden has fallen under Saruman’s deadly spell. Directed by Peter Jackson Stars Bruce Allpress, Sean Astin and John Bach Full Details: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0167261
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) 7:15 pm
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Oct 3 @ 7:15 pm – 8:45 pm
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
En route to visit their grandfather’s grave (which has apparently been ritualistically desecrated), five teenagers drive past a slaughterhouse, pick up (and quickly drop) a sinister hitch-hiker, eat some delicious home-cured meat at a roadside gas station, before ending up at the old family home… where they’re plunged into a never-ending nightmare as they meet a family of cannibals who more than make up in power tools what they lack in social skills. Directed by Tobe Hooper Stars Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger and Paul A. Partain Full Details: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0072271
Oct 6 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
BORDER (LESS) FILM FESTIVAL @ Byrd Theatre | Richmond | Virginia | United States
10:30 am  Breadwinner (2017,  94 min.) Another animated feature from Nora Twomey and the Cartoon Saloon in Ireland, produced by Angelina Jolie, and dubbed the best of 2018 by Indie Wire.  Set in Kabul, Afghanistan, our heroine, young Parvana, is thrust into the role of family breadwinner when her father is imprisoned. Under the Taliban, women must be escorted on the streets, so she is forced to disguise herself as a boy on her errands.  Parvana’s adventure becomes broader and more universal as war looms and grave choices are to be made. Insightful and entertaining, a family classic! 1 p.m. El Norte (1984, 140 min.)  One of the best films of the indie boom of the ’80s was this Mex./U.S. co-production directed by Gregory Nava, from a screenplay by Anna Thomas. The story of a brother and sister forced to flee their ranquil Guatemalan village because of the death squads who make their way through Mexico and into California illegally.  The opening scenes of the film shot in Mexico have a wondrous magical quality, and are countered by the harsh realism of life in “El Norte”. The late critic Roger Ebert described it as a “Grapes of Wrath for our times”. With ...
Out of Africa (1985) 7:15 pm
Out of Africa (1985)
Oct 8 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Out of Africa (1985) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Follows the life of Karen Blixen, who establishes a plantation in Africa. Her life is Complicated by a husband of convenience (Bror Blixen), a true love (Denys), troubles on the plantation, schooling of the natives, war, and catching VD from her husband. Directed by Sydney Pollack Stars Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089755
Scream (1996) 7:15 pm
Scream (1996)
Oct 10 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Scream (1996) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
A year after her mother’s death, Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell), and her friends started experiencing some strange phone calls. They later learned the calls were coming from a crazed serial killer, in a white faced mask and a large black robe, looking for revenge. His phone calls usually consist of many questions, the main one being: Whats your favorite scary movie? Along with many scary movie trivia, ending with bloody pieces of innocent lives scattered around the small town of Woodsboro. Directed by Wes Craven Stars Drew Barrymore, Roger Jackson and Kevin Patrick Walls. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117571
Corpse Bride (2005) 10:00 am
Corpse Bride (2005)
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Corpse Bride (2005) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Set back in the late 1800s in a Victorian village, a man and woman by the names of Victor Van Dort and Victoria Everglot are betrothed because the Everglots need the money or else they’ll be living on the streets and the Van Dorts want to be high in society. But when things go wrong at the wedding rehearsal, Victor goes into the woods to practice his vows. Just as soon as he gets them right, he finds himself married to Emily, the corpse bride. While Victoria waits on the other side, there’s a rich newcomer that may take Victor’s place. So two brides, one groom, who will Victor pick? Directed by Tim Burton Stars Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Emily Watson. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0121164 Family Classics at The Byrd on Saturday morning include a great movie preceded by a classic Warner Brothers cartoon and Bob Gulledge at the console of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Sponsored by Capital One.
Red Desert (1964) 1:30 pm
Red Desert (1964)
Oct 14 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Red Desert (1964) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
In a bleak rundown industrial area a young woman, Giuliana, tries to cope with life. She’s married to Ugo the manager of a local plant but is soon having an affair with one of his co-workers, Corrado Zeller, who is visiting. Giuliana is unstable, not quite knowing anymore just what her role is, whether that be a wife, a mother or just another person. Her escape from life is short-lived however as Zeller is simply using her to satisfy his own needs and desires. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni Stars Monica Vitti, Richard Harris and Carlo Chionetti. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058003
Open Caption Screening – Incredibles 2 4:30 pm
Open Caption Screening – Incredibles 2
Oct 14 @ 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Open Caption Screening - Incredibles 2 @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
A Special Open-Caption presentation of this week’s movie. Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is left to care for the kids while Helen (Elastigirl) is out saving the world. Voices: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Sarah Vowell
The Hours (2002) 7:15 pm
The Hours (2002)
Oct 15 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
The Hours (2002) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
In 1951, Laura Brown, a pregnant housewife, is planning a party for her husband, but she can’t stop reading the novel ‘Mrs. Dalloway’. Clarissa Vaughn, a modern woman living in present times is throwing a party for her friend Richard, a famous author dying of AIDS. These two stories are simultaneously linked to the work and life of Virginia Woolf, who’s writing the novel mentioned before. Directed by Stephen Daldry Stars Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0274558
Friday the 13th (1980) 7:15 pm
Friday the 13th (1980)
Oct 17 @ 7:15 pm – 8:50 pm
Friday the 13th (1980) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
One summer at Camp Crystal Lake, a group of young counselors begin to get ready to lead campers. Unfortunately for the former, someone isn’t happy about what’s going on in the camp and enjoys playing kill the counselor. As bodies fall to the ground in the camp, no one is safe. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham Stars Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King and Jeannine Taylor. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080761
Monster House (2006) 10:00 am
Monster House (2006)
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
Monster House (2006) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
The teenage Ninja mutant snail DJ is observing his neighbor Nebbercracker on the other side of their street in the suburb that destroys tricycles of children that trespass his lawn. When DJ’s parents travel on the eve of Halloween and the abusive nanny Zee stays with him, he calls his clumsy best friend Chowder to play basketball. But when the ball falls in Nebbercracker’s lawn, the old man has a siege, and soon they find that the house is a monster. Later the boys rescue the smart Jenny from the house and the trio unsuccessfully tries to convince the babysitter, her boyfriend Bones and two police officers that the haunted house is a monster, but nobody believes them. The teenagers ask their video-game addicted acquaintance Skull how to destroy the house, and they disclose its secret on the Halloween night. Directed by Gil Kenan Stars Ryan Newman, Steve Buscemi and Mitchel Musso. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0385880 Family Classics at The Byrd on Saturday morning include a great movie preceded by a classic Warner Brothers cartoon and Bob Gulledge at the console of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Sponsored by Capital One.
Sensory Friendly Screening 2:00 pm
Sensory Friendly Screening
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Sensory-Friendly Movie Experience provides an accepting environment for families to enjoy a movie. The Lights Will Be Up The Sound Will Be Turned Down Presented By The Autism Society Of Central Virginia and The Byrd Theatre. Check our website the Wednesday before the movie to find out what’s playing
Psycho (1960) 2:00 pm
Psycho (1960)
Oct 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Psycho (1960) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She has to meet her lover Sam in lunch breaks and they cannot get married because Sam has to give most of his money away in alimony. One Friday Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and start a new life, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam’s California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Stars Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles and John Gavin. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054215
Doubt (2008) 7:15 pm
Doubt (2008)
Oct 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Doubt (2008) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
It’s 1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. A charismatic priest, Father Flynn, is trying to upend the school’s strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier, the iron-gloved Principal who believes in the power of fear-based discipline. The winds of political change are sweeping through the community, and indeed, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James, a hopeful innocent, shares with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without a shard of proof besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn which threatens to tear apart the community with irrevocable consequences. Directed by John Patrick Shanley Stars Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0918927
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) 7:15 pm
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Oct 24 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
On Elm Street, Nancy Thompson and a group of her friends (comprising Tina Gray, Rod Lane and Glen Lantz) are being tormented by a clawed killer in their dreams named Fred Krueger. Nancy must think quickly, as Fred tries to pick them off one by one. When he has you in your sleep, who is there to save you? Directed by Wes Craven Stars John Saxon, Ronee Blakley and Heather Langenkamp. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087800
Phantom Of The Opera (1925) 7:30 pm
Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Phantom Of The Opera (1925) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives. What’s his goal? What’s his secret? Directed by Rupert Julian Stars Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin and Norman Kerry. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016220 Featuring Michael Britt at the keyboard of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Proceeds support the ongoing maintenance and restoration of the organ
The Witches (1990) 10:00 am
The Witches (1990)
Oct 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:45 am
The Witches (1990) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
A young boy, recently orphaned, is taken to England by his grandmother. At a hotel in which they are staying, a group of witches have gathered to prepare a plot to rid England of all children. Directed by Nicolas Roeg Stars Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling and Jasen Fisher. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100944 Family Classics at The Byrd on Saturday morning include a great movie preceded by a classic Warner Brothers cartoon and Bob Gulledge at the console of the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Sponsored by Capital One.
The Mummy (1932) 4:30 pm
The Mummy (1932)
Oct 28 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
The Mummy (1932) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
In 1921 a field expedition in Egypt discovers the mummy of ancient Egyptian prince Im-Ho-Tep, who was condemned and buried alive for sacrilege. Also found in the tomb is the Scroll of Thoth, which can bring the dead back to life. One night a young member of the expedition reads the Scroll out loud, and then goes insane, realizing that he has brought Im-Ho-Tep back to life. Ten years later, disguised as a modern Egyptian, the mummy attempts to reunite with his lost love, an ancient princess who has been reincarnated into a beautiful young woman. Directed by Karl Freund Stars Boris Karloff, Zita Johann and David Manners. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023245
Revenge of the Creature (1955) 6:15 pm
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Oct 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Revenge of the Creature (1955) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
The Creature from the Black Lagoon has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there he becomes attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real life love in pursuit. Directed by Jack Arnold Stars John Agar, Lori Nelson and John Bromfield. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048554
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) 7:45 pm
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
Oct 28 @ 7:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Bride Of Frankenstein (1935) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Dr. Frankenstein and his monster both turn out to be alive, not killed as previously believed. Dr. Frankenstein wants to get out of the evil experiment business, but when a mad scientist, Dr. Pretorius, kidnaps his wife, Dr. Frankenstein agrees to help him create a new creature, a woman, to be the companion of the monster. Directed by James Whale Stars Boris Karloff, Colin Clive and Valerie Hobson. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026138
The Invisible Man (1933) 9:00 pm
The Invisible Man (1933)
Oct 28 @ 9:00 pm – 10:30 pm
The Invisible Man (1933) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
Working in Dr. Cranley’s laboratory, scientist Jack Griffin was always given the latitude to conduct some of his own experiments. His sudden departure, however, has Cranley’s daughter Flora worried about him. Griffin has taken a room at the nearby Lion’s Head Inn, hoping to reverse an experiment he conducted on himself that made him invisible. Unfortunately, the drug he used has also warped his mind, making him aggressive and dangerous. He’s prepared to do whatever it takes to restore his appearance, and several will die in the process. Directed by James Whale Stars Claude Rains, Gloria Stuart and William Harrigan. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024184
The Post (2017) 7:15 pm
The Post (2017)
Oct 29 @ 7:15 pm – 9:30 pm
The Post (2017) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
When American military analyst, Daniel Ellsberg, realizes to his disgust the depths of the US government’s deceptions about the futility of the Vietnam War, he takes action by copying top-secret documents that would become the Pentagon Papers. Later, Washington Post owner, Kay Graham, is still adjusting to taking over her late husband’s business when editor Ben Bradlee discovers the New York Times has scooped them with an explosive expose on those papers. Determined to compete, Post reporters find Ellsberg himself and a complete copy of those papers. However, the Post’s plans to publish their findings are put in jeopardy with a Federal restraining order that could get them all indicted for Contempt. Now, Kay Graham must decide whether to back down for the safety of her paper or publish and fight for the Freedom of the Press. In doing so, Graham and her staff join a fight that would have America’s democratic ideals in the balance. Directed by Steven Spielberg Stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Sarah Paulson. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822
Halloween (1978) 7:15 pm
Halloween (1978)
Oct 31 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Halloween (1978) @ Richmond | Virginia | United States
The year is 1963, the night: Halloween. Police are called to 43 Lampkin Ln. only to discover that 15 year old Judith Myers has been stabbed to death, by her 6 year-old brother, Michael. After being institutionalized for 15 years, Myers breaks out on the night before Halloween. No one knows, nor wants to find out, what will happen on October 31st 1978 besides Myers’ psychiatrist, Dr. Loomis. He knows Michael is coming back to Haddonfield, but by the time the town realizes it, it’ll be too late for many people. Directed by John Carpenter Stars Donald Pleasence, Jamie Lee Curtis and Nancy Kyes. Details here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077651
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