Byrd Theatre News

  • 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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  • Popcorn on a black background

    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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  • Rosemary’s Baby – A classic horror film

    October 10, 2019

    Rosemary’s Baby is a 1962 film directed by Roman Polanski, adapted from the novel of the same name by Ira Levin. It follows a young newlywed couple, Rosemary Woodhouse (played by Mia Farrow) and her husband Guy, who have just moved into a new apartment in New York City. Guy…

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  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban a fan favorite

    September 6, 2019

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is among the top three Harry Potter films across multiple official lists and ranking sites, but was the lowest grossing film of the whole series. Regardless, it remains a Potter fan favorite.  In this film, the third in the series, Harry learns of…

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