Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Save the Byrd

There are a lot of treasures in this city, one of which is the historic Byrd Theater. It is one of four remaining original movie palaces that still remain in the United States, and it shows second-run movies 365 days a year for $1.99. That in itself is worth saving, even if the place had no historic significance whatsoever--but this theater has been in almost continuous operation since its opening in 1928, and is on both the state and national historic registers. Today it is in need of serious renovations and financial support, so we in Richmond would all appreciate it if you would go to the Pepsi Refresh project and move us on up from 57th place. Thank you, come again.