Byrd Theatre News

  • 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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