The Byrd Theatre to host MurrayFest, two other film events this spring

The Byrd Theatre to host MurrayFest, two other film events this spring

Expect a celebration of the late Gene Wilder and the celebration of holidays both tradition and, well, not so traditional now through June.

Photo: The Byrd Theatre

Three new months of classic programming at The Byrd will introduce new generations to some of cinema’s greatest treasures, as well as some hidden gems this spring, the theatre announced this week with its upcoming lineup.

From May 12th through the 14th, The Byrd will host 10 favorite Bill Murray features over one weekend. More details will unfold over the coming weeks, but representative Grant Mizell says online tickets and festival passes should go on sale by mid-April.

Additional highlights among the upcoming quarter include Casablanca, celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year, a Gene Wilder retrospective evening of Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

The theater will also celebrate holidays both conventional and unconventional, with films from Reefer Madness (on 4/20, of course) to Passion of the Christ (being shown during Lent), and Field of Dreams (scheduled for Father’s Day).

“We continue to push our classic programming series with timeless classics everyone wants to see back on the Big Screen, blended with many important films and performances that should not be lost to new generations,” board president Gibson Worsham said of the upcoming films.




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