The Byrd is open 365 days a year, showing second-run movies except when these screenings are preempted by a special event. Some of the events the Byrd has played host to are….
The VCU French Film Festival Started in 1993 and began calling the Byrd Theatre home in 1996, just completing its 20th festival at the Byrd in 2012. The largest festival of its kind, it draws attendees from all over the world, all of whom remark that the festival is one of a kind, and so is the venue.
International Festivals: Expanding our partnership with VCU, the Byrd has collaborated on two additional international film series and students and faculty have helped produce other events. Plus, the Byrd has now played host to a growing Chinese film festival for three years. In addition to these, a local businessman has been doing Indian film screenings at the Byrd, diversifying our audience even more.
- 48-Hour Film Festival
- AICP Touring Show of Award-Winning Advertising
- The James River Film Festival uses the Byrd Theatre for some of their featured events every year, including opportunities to meet exciting entertainment professionals like Mel Stuart, director of Willy Wonka and Academy-Award winning animator, Ray Harryhausen.
The Environmental Film Festival has now become a regular event
The MIX/Richmond International Festival will mark its second year at the Byrd in 2013