A native Midwesterner, Colin Rafferty was the chair of the film committee back in college, where he hung a poster of Seven Samurai in his dorm room. Now, he teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Mary Washington and lives in the East End with his wife and their dog. He’s the author of Hallow This Ground, a book of creative nonfiction about monuments and memorials, and is at work on books about the Presidents and Vietnam.
Only six years pass between 1954’s Creature from the Black Lagoon, the last of the classic Universal monster horror films, and 1960’s Peeping Tom, the first film we ...On October 14, 2017 / By Colin Rafferty
In order to make certain the Byrd remains Richmond’s Grand Movie Palace for another 85 years and beyond, the Byrd Theatre Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 entity, was formed and arranged to purchase the building. Read More
Your support will fund the restoration over the next 3 years, and expand film center programming.