Byrd Theatre News

  • Richmond’s French Film Festival Canceled for 2023 Season

    March 11, 2023

    Richmond, VA – March 9, 2023: In a brief announcement, Dr. Peter S. Kirkpatrick, co-director and co-founder of the French Film Festival, stated that organizers would be unable to hold the 29th annual French Film Festival scheduled to be held March 30-April 2, 2023. He stated that the difficult decision was…

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  • The Byrd Theatre Foundation Announces Benjamin C. Cronly as New Executive Director

    March 11, 2023

    Richmond, VA – March 9, 2023: Becky Dixon, General Manager and CFO of The Byrd Theatre Foundation announces the Board’s selection of Benjamin C. Cronly to serve as its new Executive Director, effective March 4, 2023. Cronly previously served as a Board Member, Treasurer and staff member for the nonprofit…

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  • Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train

    Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train still delivers

    May 26, 2022

    Alfred Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith. Taken separately, they’re two of the defining artists ofthe post-World War 2 era, matching pulp thrills with biting satire and gut-wrenching depravity.Put them together, and it’s a match made in heaven for chronicling yuppy suburban hell. The final film in The Byrd’s May Alfred Hitchcock…

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  • Keeping you safe

    November 24, 2021

    UPDATE JANUARY 1, 2022. Due to the current surge in cases in the area, we are closed through January 31, 2022. Stay healthy out there! We are so thankful for all of you, our patrons, coming to see us at the BYRD! Here’s what we’re doing to keep you, and…

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  • 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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