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 2001 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.
Introducing the Reinhart Auditorium
In May 2019, the Reinhart family provided a $500,000 gift to the Byrd Theatre Foundation—the largest gift in the Foundation’s history. The gift will be used to reduce the mortgage on the Theatre, to establish an opportunity fund to develop more mission-based programming, and to expand access, expand audiences and increase staff over time – all part of Phase Two initiatives underway. Read more about this exciting announcement!
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.