New Year’s Eve at the Byrd

The ball may not rise over Carytown on Saturday night, but the Byrd will still host a New Year’s celebration.

The theatre will host a countdown to noon, for patrons and families attending the Saturday Morning Family Classic, An American Tail.

The first 100 children to arrive will receive free cookie coupons from Montana Gold Bread Company. Then following the feature presentation, the crowd will countdown and toast the new year with complimentary organic juice provided by Wegman’s. Box Office opens at 9:30 AM.

All Family Classics enjoy an opening tradition including Warner Bros cartoon and prelude concert from the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Now proudly brewing Lamplighter Roasting Co. Coffee.

Byrd Theatre Family Classics is proud to screen An American Tail, coordinated to celebrate Hanukkah. A Spielberg collaboration with former Disney lead animator, Don Bluth (The Secret of NIMH and Land Before Time), the story follows a family of Jewish mice immigrating to the US.

At the time of release, An American Tail was the highest grossing non-Disney animated film. The film won many accolades, most notably its recognized song “Somewhere Out There”, which won two Grammys, an Academy Award nom and Golden Globe nom.

This will be the final performance at $1.99 admission. Tickets forward increase to $4 beginning with Matilda on January 14.

Family Classics are supported by Capital One, Lamplighter Coffee and Hollyport Ventures.

The Saturday morning series has also been scheduled through March. The full winter special event calendar is available to view and download at