Byrd Theatre News

  • Yes, Richmond, the Byrd Theatre is open!

    May 24, 2021

    What a Covid year its been! We sadly closed in March, 2020 and then in August, 2020, we excitedly began welcoming patrons back into the theatre. We reopened with primarily private movie parties until December, 2020 when we held our limited seating holiday movie screenings. Since February, 2021, we have…

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  • Nils Westergard donates paintings to support the Byrd Theatre.

    March 17, 2021

    World renowned Richmond based artist Nils Westergard created and donated original artwork of Bob Gulledge and the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ to be auctioned off to support the Wurlitzer Organ and the Byrd Theatre Nils Westergard, (@NilsRVA) is a Richmond, VA based street artist, whose work can be found across the…

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  • Byrd Theatre Upper Lobby. New Executive Director takes helm

    The Byrd Theatre hires first ever Executive Director

    July 18, 2020

    Closure due to COVID-19 isn’t stopping the Byrd Theatre from continuing to focus on the strategic plan and its long-term future. When closure happened in Mid-March, the Byrd Theatre Foundation was already well into a national search for the first Executive Director to lead the non-profit theatre as part of…

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  • The Byrd Theatre Temporarily Closes due to COVID-19

    March 14, 2020

    Out of deep care and concern for our dedicated  staff and our wonderful Byrd community, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend all films and special events effective Saturday, March 14th 8am  This is a precautionary and voluntary measure as we currently have no known cases of novel…

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  • Coronavirus Update

    March 13, 2020

    Dear Byrd Theatre guests,  We are continuing to actively monitor the VDH and CDC and listen to the Governor, the Mayor and other officials in the developing impact of COVID-19 in our community. In an effort to protect you, our guests, and allow you to practice social distancing, we are…

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  • A note about Coronavirus

    March 11, 2020

    Dear Byrd Theatre guests,  Our priority at The Byrd Theatre is the health and safety of our audience members and our employees. We are actively monitoring the development of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its potential impact.  The risk of COVID-19 is low in our Greater Richmond area. We have implemented precautionary…

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    Q&A with the Byrd Theatre

    February 10, 2020

    You have questions. We have answers. We’re breaking down the answers to some of your pressing questions. This installment is all about our programming. Let’s get to it! Q: Are you becoming an art house theatre or a first run theatre?  A: We’ve always tried to include a mix of films…

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  • Miyazaki ponders future of Earth in “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind”

    January 22, 2020

    The Byrd Theatre’s repertory theme for January is “The Future Is Now.” Personally, I spend a great deal of time worrying about the future. Not only my own, but the future of Earth. Humans have already destroyed so much of this planet, is it even possible to repair our home? …

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  • Polar Express kids

    The Polar Express and the Era of Motion Capture

    December 20, 2019

    “The Polar Express” is an early 2000s hit turned Christmas classic. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, it tells the story of a young boy who takes a journey to the North Pole during the holiday season and learns that the Christmas spirit, and really the wonder of life in general, never…

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  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night brings beauty to vampires

    October 17, 2019

    A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night is a 2014 Persian-language film written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Deemed; “A new vampire classic, one to treasure endlessly” by The Playlist, this movie does away with all the classic vampire tropes. Our unnamed protagonist is a vampire teenage girl who…

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