Byrd Theatre News

  • 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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  • Cleo Mullins, Art Conservator [Profile]

    April 28, 2015

    The Byrd Theatre’s cinematic education doesn’t stop with the projector. Preserving the Byrd’s rich experience also means protecting and restoring the incredible work of Arthur Brounet, whose interconnected, carefully themed murals decorate the theater’s lobby and auditorium. As highlighted in a previous post, the Byrd Theatre is proud to boast…

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  • The Byrd Believes: VCU's Path from the First to the Final Four

    January 26, 2015

    On Sunday, February 15, The Byrd Theatre Foundation is proud to present “The Byrd Believes: VCU’s Path from the First to the Final Four.” Taking place at Richmond’s historic Byrd Theatre, this one day only event will feature a special screening of “Unbelievable is Believable Here”—a documentary chronicling VCU’s journey…

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  • Brounet's Murals

    October 13, 2014

    We have been busy this summer inspecting every inch of the theater, getting ready for the coming restoration. One of the most amazing things about the Byrd remains its priceless set of eleven hand-painted oil murals. We have never paid too much attention to them before, but now, due to…

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  • Susan Buck, Paint Scientist [Profile]

    September 28, 2014

    Susan Buck: Interpreting the Interior of the Byrd As the Byrd Theatre Foundation’s “Journey to the Seats” continues, extensive renovations will aim to improve both the fashion and function of the Byrd, and secure this Richmond staple as a historic landmark among American theaters. Beginning with the HVAC system—a milestone…

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  • For Our Patrons

    June 3, 2014

    You’ve been waiting to see something happen at the theatre for far too long. Well we’re listening. And plan to make sure you know where things stand until the new plaster goes up, restrooms are updated and new seats are installed. That’s why when you hit, you now see…

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