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The Byrd Theatre in Richmond's Carytown is among a handful of single-screen movie palaces with Wurlitzer theatre organs remaining in the USA.

 

http://byrdtheatre.com/

 

Click 'Events' on the webpage for a sampling of entertainment options -- from second-run movies to major premiers, to concerts on the 'mighty' Wurlitzer, and occasional presentations on stage.  

 

The annual 3-day French Film Festival every spring is perhaps the most prestigeous and publicized event.

 

The building opened in the late 1920's in the waning movie palace era and was not equipped with professional stage rigging, but subsequent improvements, mostly by volunteers, now allow for flying the huge screen and a few other lines into the grid.

 

  

 

 

 

 

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The Byrd Theatre in Richmond's Carytown is among a handful of single-screen movie palaces with Wurlitzer theatre organs remaining in the USA.

 

http://byrdtheatre.com/

 

Click 'Events' on the webpage for a sampling of entertainment options -- from second-run movies to major premiers, to concerts on the 'mighty' Wurlitzer, and occasional presentations on stage.  

 

The annual 3-day French Film Festival every spring is perhaps the most prestigeous and publicized event.

 

The building opened in the late 1920's in the waning movie palace era and was not equipped with professional stage rigging, but subsequent improvements, mostly by volunteers, now allow for flying the huge screen and a few other lines into the grid.

I don't know why the link won't open, but I think it will if you type it in your browser.

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The Byrd will offer a free screening of the first hour of Episode 1 of this season's DOWNTON ABBEY at 7:15PM on Thursday, January 3rd.

 

The American Public TV debut will be Sunday, January 6th.

 

Shirley McLaine joins the cast this season as the American mother of Elizabeth McGovern.

 

(McLaine and her brother, Warren Beatty, were reared on Richmond's northside until their father, a Protestant clergyman, moved the family to Arlington, Va.  In her pre-teen years McLaine studied dance with a prominent Richmond instructor.  She assumed her mother's name when she launched her professional career.)

 

If this link opens (if not put in your browser) click 'read more' under the Downton Abbey entry.

   

http://ideastations.org/event

 

(Maybe my pal Tommy can figure out why I'm having such difficulty posting "external links.")

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Masterpiece Theatre will premier the third season of DOWNTON ABBEY tomorrow night on PBS.  But Richmond got a sneak preview Thursday night (Jan. 3rd) at The Byrd Theatre.  Many of those attending were dressed in period styles as they waited in a line wrapping around the corner.

 

Scroll to "Related Galleries" for pictures.

 

From yesterday's RTD: 

 

http://www.timesdispatch.com/news/downton-abbey-mania-sweeps-carytown/article_22270072-0474-5616-b68c-a9a32e80483a.html

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I am sad to report that Burt died this week. A late comer to the computer world, he loved these forums and reveled in all his friends and followers. He will be sorely missed. Rest in peace, my friend.

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