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 comic genius (and dramatic talent) that is Bill Murray, through a unique one-weekend homage, titled MurrayFest.
May 12-14, The Byrd will host 10 favorite Bill Murray features over Mother’s Day Weekend. Festival Passes can now be purchased at an advance price of $25 online, cutting the a la carte price in half. Admission to all screenings but one will be $5. Saturday morning will remain at the Family Classic $4 admission.
Visit MurrayFest.us to purchase a $25 Festival Weekend Pass. Price increases after May 5th.
Here’s a look at the full weekend schedule:
MURRAYFEST, May 12-14
FRI MAY 12:
7:15p: Broken Flowers
9:30: Groundhog Day
SAT MAY 13:
10a: Fantastic Mr Fox
9:30p: Quick Change
SUN MAY 14:
4:30p: Caddyshack (Encore)
7:15p: Lost in Translation
Bill’s weekend ties well with May’s classic theme of Comedies, that includes a Gene Wilder retrospective-evening of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, with cross-genre hilarity from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, to The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, Kill Bill: Vol 1 and This is Spinal Tap.
The full May schedule of events and special programming includes:
WED 5/3 @ 7:15p: Blazing Saddles
WED 5/3 @ 9:45: Young Frankenstein
SAT 5/6 @ 10a: Fly Away Home
WED 5/10 @ 7:15p: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World
MAY 12 – 14: MurrayFest
WED 5/17 @ 7:15p: His Girl Friday
SAT 5/20 @ 10a: The Lego Movie
SAT 5/20 @ 2p: Sensory-Friendly Screening
SAT 5/20 @ Midnight: Kill Bill: Vol 1
SUN 5/21 @ 2p: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
WED 5/24 @ 7:15p: This Is Spinal Tap
SAT 5/27 @ 10a: The New Adventures of Pippi Longstocking
WED 5/31 @ 7:15p: It Happened One Night
April through June special programming is available to view and download at byrdtheatrefoundation.org, under the “Events” menu.
In 2007, the Byrd Theatre Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed to purchase, preserve, and maintain the historic Byrd Theatre, which opened in 1928. The Foundation is executing a revitalization plan to achieve the vision of elevating 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.
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“Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together! Mass hysteria!”
Then get in the spirit with the music video “Happy Street”, performed by Paul Schaffer and Bill Murray, featuring cameos of iconic characters from Murray’s films, a good representation of MurrayFest’s 10 features. How many can you spot?