This dazzling movie palace was built in the early 20th century. Italian marble and elegantly painted murals fill the ... More
Byrd Theater (The)
This dazzling movie palace was built in the early 20th century. Italian marble and elegantly painted murals fill the interior. A balcony and theater boxes overlook the auditorium below and on Saturday evenings, a Wurlitzer organ, which once accompanied silent movies, is played. The audience can sing along; the words are displayed on the screen. The staff dresses in 1920s clothing. Second-run movies are shown here daily. The Byrd also features Saturday midnight movies for really low prices. The Byrd also hosts special movie events like a Halloween screening of Nosferatu with a live band accompanying the silent film.
Founded in 1847, Hollywood is one of the oldest cemeteries in Richmond. Confederate President Jefferson Davis, General J.E.B. Stuart, Presidents
James Monroe and John Tyler, novelists James Branch Cabel and Ellen Glasgow, and 18,000 Confederate soldiers, 11,000 of them ...
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, this Classic Revival building was modeled after a Roman temple. It was completed in 1788 and
is the second oldest capitol in continuous use in the country. The focal point of the building is the ...
Cobblestoned Monument Avenue is the only street in the country declared a national historic site. This is a favorite local
spot for talking a walk. After the Civil War, statues were erected on Monument Avenue to honor Confederate heroes. ...