Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Classic Movie Palace

This is a must-see, if you have the slightest interest in a "real" movie theater.

Richmond's Byrd Theater opened in 1928, and has been in operation ever since. I've had the good fortune of watching three movies there - "Shadowlands", "City of Angels", and my favorite, "Pulp Fiction", in which a packed house enjoyed the sounds of the huge organ before the movie (it's a Saturday night tradition). Plus the price is right - $1.99!

Virginia Commonwealth University's VCU-TV did a history of the Byrd, and it is worth watching. Watch it here.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Sounds like a great place. ;-)

We're heading there tonight for Madagascar 2!