Private Movie Parties

Host a Private Movie Party at the Byrd

Movie Party Rental

Support The Byrd Theatre with a tax-deductible donation and treat your crew to a private Movie Party! Our Movie Parties include a private screening of the film of your choice and one soda or water + unlimited popcorn for all guests! Additional candy, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. 

Movie Parties are designed to be a turnkey, one-style-fits-all reservation. Doors will open 10 minutes prior to the start of your reservation. Additional set-up time is not permitted. We do not permit any outside food, snacks, candy, beverages, or any auxiliary elements for Movie Party reservations. If you have more extravagant plans in mind, please see Theatre Rentals. 

Movie Party hosts will need to deliver a DVD or Blu-ray copy of your chosen film to the theatre approximately two weeks in advance of the event date. 

Movie Party requests are available outside of our public programming schedule. We are unable to confirm Movie Party requests more than 6 months in advance, or within 1 week of the preferred event date.  

Donation Levels + Add-on Experiences 

$350 Donation – Up to 10 Guests 

$400 Donation – Up to 20 Guests 

$450 Donation – Up to 30 Guests 

$550 Donation – Up to 40 Guests 

$650 Donation – Up to 50 Guests 

For information about events for more than 50 guests, please see Theatre Rentals. 

Custom Marquee Message: $200 

Enhance your Movie Party with a Custom Marquee Message! When paired with a Movie Party, your marquee message is available for an additional $200 donation (that’s a $50 discount!).  

Bob Gulledge and The Mighty Wurlitzer: $150 

Experience the magic of The Byrd with an organ prelude to begin your screening! You can add a private performance by Bob Gulledge on the famed Mighty Wurlitzer for an additional $150 donation. 

A note on Covid-19 Safety:

We have worked hard to find a cleaner that will kill pathogens, including Covid-19 and are pleased to have found one! We clean and sanitize surfaces including seats, seat handles, doors, counters and bathrooms with this special cleaner that kills the virus. We're also stocked on masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and other PPE to ensure both our staff and you have a safe, enjoyable experience. Our seating has been arranged for social distancing.

We ask that you wear your mask at all times while enjoying the theatre.  And, please put your mask back on once you are finished with your delicious popcorn and other treats from the concessions!

Online Donation

Help support The Byrd Theatre's commitment to expand the big screen experience, celebrate the art of cinema, and preserve Virginia’s grand motion picture palace.

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Get In Touch

Contact the Development Director at [email protected] for more information on gifting and partnership opportunities with The Byrd Theatre & Foundation.