The Circuit City Story |

The Circuit City Story

Following a successful world premiere at the Virginia Film Festival in November, WulfTeam Productions is proud to announce that its feature-length documentary, “A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story,” will debut in Richmond at the historic Byrd Theatre on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.  Alan Wurtzel, former Circuit City CEO and son of the company’s founder Sam Wurtzel, is scheduled to introduce the film.  

 The documentary chronicles the fascinating 60-year history of the Richmond-based retailer – from its humble beginnings as the family-owned Wards TV, to its meteoric rise to become the nation’s largest specialty retailer of consumer electronics, to its tragic downhill slide into bankruptcy and liquidation last year.  The documentary tells the tale of two “Cities:” one that went from good to great, and the other that went from great to gone 

The December 8th screening of “A Tale of Two Cities: The Circuit City Story” is co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Office, WTVR, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.  Anchor/reporter Sam Brock is scheduled to emcee.  Tickets can be purchased in advance for $7 through the film’s web site,, or purchased at the door for $10.

In this promotional clip, you’ll hear from long-tenured Circuit City associates as they mark the first anniversary of the company’s closing.  You’ll also meet former president and CEO Alan Wurtzel, and Don Talley from WTVR – the South’s first television station. 

Find out more by visiting the documentary web site:

  1. Scott Mickelson says:


    Please let me know when the documentary is released–looking forward to seeing it.