Byrd Theatre News

  • 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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  • New 4K Projector

    July 1, 2015

    UPDATE: Now screening. A quiet installation was completed of the DP4K-32B this past weekend, and we’ve successfully been screening digitally for the last several days. The picture is crystal clear with more twice the previous brightness. Join us for our FIRST 4K screening this Friday, when we open Disney’s Tomorrowland at 7:15p.…

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  • Farewell to our DP100 Digital Projector

    June 5, 2015

    Earlier this week, our digital projector reached the end of its life and we are now in the process of replacing it with new up-to-date technology. Fortunately, we have been able to operate on an abridged schedule with our 35mm projector and are still offering daily shows. It is imperative to…

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  • Ways to Support

    June 2, 2015

    While attending the Byrd absolutely helps keep the theatre operational, admission and concession sales cannot support building restoration. The Foundation is actively working to secure an estimated $3.5 million to complete planned restoration by 2017. That will take a community effort, but we intend to give you as many was as we…

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