Gene Wilder: An Appreciation

Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on June 11th, 1933.  He grew up to be one of the best comedic actors ever – up there with the likes of Charlie Chaplin.  In the course of his distinguished career, Wilder collaborated with comedy luminaries like Mel Brooks and Richard Pryor and played a…

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Bill Murray: The Man, the Myth, the Legend

The Byrd Theatre will be hosting a 3-day MurrayFest this Mother’s Day Weekend, celebrating the works of Bill Murray–one of this generation’s most prolific comedians. (After all, what better way to say, “Thanks, Mom” than with wall-to-wall goofball laughs?) I can still remember when Bill Murray came on my radar—I was just a kid, and…

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Ten Bill Murray Films, One Weekend

RICHMOND, Va., April 20, 2017 –  The idea might have you thinking, “You’re on a gravy train with biscuit wheels.” The Byrd’s continued push to bring exciting new programming to the screen of Virginia’s Motion Picture Palace, introduces a new event next month you can binge watch with Mom. Virginians will flock to the Byrd to celebrate the…

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Groundhog Day: The Day of Your Life, Over & Over Again

Premiered February 12, 1993. “What would you do if you were stuck in one place and every day was exactly the same, and nothing that you did mattered?” -Phil Connors Local TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is assigned to travel to Punxutawney, PA to cover the annual Groundhog Day event.  Phil is a generally cynical…

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