Byrd Theatre News

  • Hitchcock, Kurosawa, The Wiz and the Mighty Wurlitzer headline artoberVA lineup

    September 29, 2016

    The Byrd is introducing new programming in celebration of artoberVA, a month long celebration of art and culture during October in honor of National Arts and Humanities Month, hosted by CultureWorks and their sponsors.   artoberVA OPENER: THE WIZ (1978, G) Oct 1 @ 10a: Ease on down to the Byrd, this…

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  • Byrd launches New Cinema Series for Classic Movie Lovers during ArtoberVA

    September 29, 2016

    RICHMOND, Va., September 28, 2016 –  Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, Paul Newman, and Bing Crosby will be back on the Big Screen at the Byrd Theatre, part of a new monthly cinema series beginning next week. The Byrd continues expanding regular programming with Big Screen…

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  • Greatest Summer Movie opens Summer Family Classics

    June 16, 2016

    This weekend, we celebrate dads, baseball and summer… with our Saturday Family Classic, The Sandlot. Nutzy will host with some great prizes and giveaways from the Richmond Flying Squirrels, plus our own “Church at the Byrd” (Area 10) will provide complimentary coffee for adults. Teaser and reminder(s) why The Sandlot is quite possibly, the…

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  • 1939 Wizard of Oz headlines launch of Family Classics

    May 5, 2016

    RICHMOND, VA – May 4, 2016 – Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m., Richmond families and movie lovers of all ages will follow the yellow brick road to the Byrd Theatre’s series launch of Family Classics, featuring the 1939 Wizard of Oz. Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m., Richmonders will be treated…

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  • Announcing: Family Classics – Saturdays at 10a

    April 5, 2016

    The Byrd Theatre Announces Saturday Morning Family Classics Film Series  Contact: Gibson Worsham, President Email: [email protected] RICHMOND, Va., April 4, 2016 – Starting May 21, 2016, Richmond’s own motion picture palace, The Byrd Theatre, will pilot new weekend programming. Family Classics will expand the Byrd’s current schedule, adding Saturday mornings…

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  • Give Thanks for Cinema and the Byrd

    November 12, 2015

    Saturday, November 14 from 2p – 6p, GIVE THANKS for cinema at The Byrd Theatre! We’ve worked hard to arrange a very special, free event that celebrates the Byrd and pays tribute to everyone’s favorite art form to watch, cinema. The Byrd opened its doors in 1928, at the height of popularity for…

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  • #BFFRVA Top Films

    September 23, 2015

    Here’s a rundown (with trailers) of  the Top Films we’re looking forward to screening at this year’s Bicycle Film Festival. Also, if you haven’t yet, Festival Passes are available online –  $10 for 4 days and 40+ films. ‘MIRACLE MEETS MONEYBALL’ PERSONAL GOLD premieres WEDNESDAY at 7p PERSONAL GOLD, described by…

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  • Martinez+Johnson, Architectural Firm [Profile]

    July 30, 2015

    The Byrd Theatre Foundation is proud to partner with the architectural team at Martinez+Johnson for the restoration of the historic Byrd Theatre. The project team is headed by Tom Johnson, who is based in the firm’s Washington DC office. Martinez+Johnson is the nation’s premiere firm currently working in theater restoration,…

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  • Yelp loves the Byrd

    July 28, 2015

    Everyone’s invited to Yelp’s Speakeasy Soirée: A celebration of the best local businesses in town and fundraiser for The Byrd Theatre Foundation. The best part about this shindig? It’s free to enter, but they’ll be taking donations for the Byrd Theatre Foundation toward projects like the upcoming restoration. Local Faire  •  Live…

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  • Strategic Plan

    July 7, 2015

    BACKGROUND In August of 2014, the Byrd Theatre Foundation Board of Directors began a quest to redefine the future of the Byrd Theatre. A Strategic Planning subcommittee was drafted. Floricane, a Richmond leader in organizational strategy, was engaged to facilitate the planning process. Community input among donors, patrons and leaders was sought out across varied overlapping industries…

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