The Byrd Theatre Announces Saturday Morning Family Classics Film Series
Contact: Gibson Worsham, President
RICHMOND, Va., April 4, 2016 – Starting May 21, 2016, Richmond’s own motion picture palace, The Byrd Theatre, will pilot new weekend programming. Family Classics will expand the Byrd’s current schedule, adding Saturday mornings at 10 A.M.
The initial six weeks will feature a variety of classic family films, from 1939’s The Wizard of Oz to 2014’s The Boxtrolls and everything in between, with titles selected based on fan opinion. This new film series represents a new step toward the Foundation’s strategic vision for expanded programming that engages diverse audiences throughout the Richmond and surrounding communities.
Moviegoers may vote on titles by visiting http://byrdtheatrefoundation.org/. Voters* will be rewarded for their participation with a buy-one, get-one coupon, making our already affordable $2 ticket price even better. Voting is currently open.
This summer, in an effort to continue expanding diverse programming at the Byrd, the Theatre will bring back regular midnight movie showings. Patrons* may also vote for midnight shows and get a “BOGO” coupon for participating.
The foundation is seeking sponsorship to support new programming efforts. Films scheduled through June 25, are graciously sponsored by Hollyport Ventures LLC.
*Patrons may vote as much as they like, however coupons will only be issued one per email address.
In 2007, the Byrd Theatre Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, was formed to purchase, preserve, and maintain the historic Byrd Theatre, which opened in 1928. The Foundation is executing a revitalization plan to achieve the vision of establishing the Theater as a center for film while ensuring it continues to provide the broadest possible public access to exceptional cinematic experiences.
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