Richmond's Byrd Theatre: A Treasured Landmark Since 1928
Richmond's landmark movie palace, the Byrd Theatre, opened in Carytown in 1928 and has been operating continuously over the past eight decades. Named after William Byrd II, one of Richmond's founders, the building is a true cinematic treasure, and is both a State and National Historic Landmark. The iconic landmark was purchased in 2007 by the Byrd Theatre Foundation with the purpose of restoring and preserving this slice of Richmond's entertainment history. The Foundation plans to integrate cultural, educational, and community programming and events into the venue's programming, in addition to offering movies at an admission price of just $2 a ticket 365 days a year! The theatre has a whopping 1300 seats and the still-operational "Mighty Wurlitzer" theatre organ that introduces all Saturday evening performances! The Byrd is within walking distance of Maury Place at Monument in Carytown and is not to be missed! It is a true jewel in Richmond's crown!