The Byrd Theater is a state and national historic landmark and a Richmond city icon in the Carytown district. Built in 1928 as one of the nation's Grand Movie Palaces, it has remained largely unaltered in apprearance or function since then. The first film was shown on Christmas Eve for 25 cents and present day movie go-ers are still able to enjoy feature films in this decadent venue for only $1.99.
The Byrd houses many unique and intricate architectural details and reflects the design of the Movie Palaces built in the 1920s and 30s, reminiscent of the extravagant European Opera Houses. There is a breathtaking 18 ft., 2.5 ton Czechoslovakian crystal chandelier suspended from the ceiling along with many other Rococo style details. The Byrd is also home to a Wurlitzer Theater organ that was used during the era of silent films and still rises from the orchestra pit to be played every Saturday evening to this day.
The Byrd Theater is named after William Byrd, one of the founders of Richmond.
- 11" x 14"
- Four color hand printed screen print
- Limited edition of 37, signed and numbered
- Standard frame size