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Byrd Theater

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Address: 2908 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3516
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+1 804-353-9911

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Simply, a superior cinema

Without equivocation, the best theatrical filmgoing experience to be had in the United States. The venue is a Nationally Historic gem, and the ticket pricing harkens back to the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
lsd f
coral gables
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to see a great theater of the past and enjoy a good movie? This is the place! Just needs more renovating. Also, lobby could be attended to better.

Thank Tom H
coral gables
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Without equivocation, the best theatrical filmgoing experience to be had in the United States. The venue is a Nationally Historic gem, and the ticket pricing harkens back to the fifties and sixties. Wait a few months after new films are released, and catch them here. It will be worth it. Not to mention, the house has a wonderfully working Wurlitzer,... More 

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

If you're interested in value-packed, reasonably priced summer entertainment, head over to the Byrd Theater summer Saturdays at 10 a.m. for Family Classics. This past week was the 1964 "Annie" with Carol Burnett, Albert Finney, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters and Geoffrey Holder, among others. The morning began with a lame comedy act who thought spelling out "Wurlitzer" would be great... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Have attended a variety of events at the theater and each experience gets better. Going to a movie with a family of 7 can be exhausting but listening to all the exciting comments from others in attendance makes going to this venue extra special. Everyone is always in awe of the decor and old furnishings. Movies are $1.99 and seems... More 

Thank Judi W
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

If you don't mind seeing great movies a couple of months after their release and right before they are released on DVD, the Byrd is your movie theater of choice. If you love vintage architecture, you will be delighted with this historic venue. At $2.00 a ticket, makes for a great value, plus, if you go on a Saturday evening,... More 

Thank Gladys B
Culleoka, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Get ready for a nostalgic experience. This is a gorgeous theatre that is very old, but well maintained. Come prepared to pay in cash...that's right...no credit cards. Also don't expect to prepay online...you will enjoy waiting in line to get a colored raffle ticket that is collected at the door. I am told that the greeter at the door often... More 

Thank PioneerTW
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

1.99 for a movie, and the soda, popcorn, and snacks are very cost efficient. The building is very old and historical. Beautiful design and copper ceilings, gorgeous stages and settings. Only complaint would be the uncomfortable seating. But that is to be expected when running a theater that is as old as this one is. My only highly preferred and... More 

Thank Thomas N
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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Absolutely incredible! Beautiful historic theater and beautifully restored. Seats were a little tight but that's only because I'm fat lol. Absolutely recommend this place to anyone traveling in Richmond.

Thank William T
Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

So much history here and for $2 a movie you can't beat it. The seats aren't the most comfortable things you'll ever sit in but its all part of the experience really. Go on a Saturday night to check out the Wurlitzer Organ. If you're in Richmond you MUST go here!

Thank EscapeSeeker28
Jacksonville, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Im a Florida resident, I was brought tonite to byrd theater which is beautiful and impressive.  Everything was perfect except I felt harrassed and discriminated by one of your employees. First Im disable and I can sit for prolonged period of times. That being said, my wife and I stepped out for a walk waiting for the movie to dinish... More 

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