Welcome to the Byrd Theatre, Virginia's Grand Motion Picture Palace, built in 1928, celebrating 90+ years of exceptional cinematic experiences.
The Byrd Theatre Foundation, the owner of the Byrd, was established in 2007 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation. Its mission is to expand the big screen experience, celebrate the art of cinema and preserve Virginia’s grand motion picture palace, with a vision to elevate the Byrd’s landmark position among American theaters as a center for film that continues to provide the broadest possible public access to exceptional cinematic experiences.
Welcome Benjamin Cronly, The Byrd Theatre's new Executive Director
The Byrd Theatre Foundation is excited to announce the Board's selection of Benjamin C. Cronly to serve as its new Executive Director, effective March 4, 2023.
A graduate of Hampden-Sydney, Cronly previously served as a Board Member, Treasurer and staff member for the nonprofit organization since 2018.
Donate to the Byrd Theatre
Help support The Byrd Theatre's commitment to expand the big screen experience, celebrate the art of cinema, and preserve Virginia’s grand motion picture palace. Your gift will support our next phase of restoration and improvement and enhance the growth of the Byrd as a community film center for Richmond.