Fundraiser to help save the Byrd Theatre starts this weekend

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Another fundraiser is set to start this weekend to help save the financially strapped Byrd Theatre.

Leaders are hoping it will be packed Saturday, as a local foundation is set to show the first of several classic movies to help generate money for the historic theatre.

Last year was when we first told you about the Byrd Theatre's financial struggles. Not only was the Byrd struggling to bring in cash, there was also a break in.

Since then, Richmonders have stepped up to help keep the doors open and now is another chance to help.

The movies will be shown on the first Saturday of every month. We have the list of movies in what's being called the "Contemporary Classics" series:

March 5 - "Back to the Future"
April 2 - "Dirty Dancing"
May 7 - "Better Off Dead"
June 4 - "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"
July 2 - "When Harry Met Sally"
August 6 - "The Princess Bride"

All the movies start at 1:30 p.m. and will cost $8. All of the money will go to help save the Byrd.

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