Byrd Theatre News

  • At 75, does Casablanca still resonate?

    March 21, 2017

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the release of Casablanca, one of the most celebrated motion pictures of the 20th century.   It’s a film full of excellent performances, great dialogue, and memorable quotes (that are often misquoted).  It also contains exotic locales, intrigue, humor and a few plot points…

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  • MurrayFest, Casablanca & 2001 highlight a rich quarter of Film Events at Byrd Theatre

    March 17, 2017

    RICHMOND, Va., March 16, 2017 –  Three new months of classic programming at The Byrd will introduce new generations to some of cinema’s greatest treasures, as well as some hidden gems. Plus, a new event you’re sure to plan Mother’s Day Weekend around. The Byrd Theatre announces its Spring repertory lineup…

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  • Shane and Pale Rider

    March 13, 2017

    The Western has always been a means for Americans to see morality played out on the screen—good versus evil, the downtrodden saved by a person who nobly sacrifices in order to make sure that justice is done. Shane and Pale Rider, two movies separated by 32 years and a revolution…

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  • The Western Is Dying

    March 1, 2017

    Again. For yet another year, superheroes have dominated the hearts and minds of audiences around the world. And while some superhero flicks invoke the spirit of the Western (think Chris Pratt’s turn as a rogue space cowboy in Guardians of the Galaxy), the Western in its traditional form has largely…

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  • February: Love Thy Neighbor

    February 10, 2017

    FEBRUARY’S BIG SCREEN CLASSICS Anchored by the theme “Love thy Neighbor”, this month’s Big Screen Classics explore the difficult subjects of prejudice and intolerance, and highlight the importance of seeing beyond preconceptions. In fact, the Library of Congress deemed several of the movies in this month’s collection “culturally significant” for…

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  • MLK Weekend: A Reflection on Race through Film

    January 12, 2017

    In 2017, the Byrd Theatre will begin celebrating many holidays through film. None may incite more emotion and reflection this year than Martin Luther King Day. We tribute Dr. King’s legacy, and what he stood for, through four varied perspectives on race told through film. Sunday, January 15th: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?,…

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  • 2017 to be a big year with big changes to the Byrd

    December 15, 2016

    RICHMOND, VA, December 15, 2016 –  As we approach The Byrd Theatre’s 88th birthday on December 24, The Byrd Theatre and Foundation is delighted to announce a multitude of big changes coming to the Virginia landmark. As of December 13, The Byrd is now processing credit cards, for the first…

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  • A Message from the President

    December 15, 2016

    Thank you! We can’t thank you enough for your loyal support of the Byrd Theatre! Your gifts and patronage are helping to revitalize the Byrd as a film center where audiences share a wide variety of films that enrich their lives. This year, you’ve helped us expand programming, improve service and build…

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  • Expanded Repertory in 2017

    December 8, 2016

    New Year, New Byrd FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RICHMOND, Va., December 8, 2016 –  In September, The Byrd Theatre launched new repertory programming that returned Jimmy Stewart, Grace Kelly, Humphrey Bogart, Elizabeth Taylor, Gene Kelly, Paul Newman, and Bing Crosby back to the Big Screen. In January, the series further expands…

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  • Midnight Movies are back – Sat, 10/22

    October 13, 2016

    Opening Lineup: Ghostbusters (10/22), Army of Darkness (11/19), and Die Hard (12/17) RICHMOND, Va., October 13, 2016 –  The cult classic cinema series is coming back to the Byrd, which may not be so strange in the Carytown neighborhood, but it didn’t stop the Byrd form calling on the original 1984 Ghostbusters to lead the…

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