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Taylormoviegoer commented about Perry Theatre on Aug 9, 2019 at 7:39 am

This theatre officially closed January 8, 2018. Another casualty of the movie industry’s digital conversion mandate. The building and property was sold recently, (July 2019). The new owner indicated it will not be reopened as a theater. Interestingly, one of its last patrons was former President Jimmy Carter, his family and SS entourage, who were visiting the area during a fishing excursion in December 2017. If you’re wondering what they watched, it was Star Wars; The Last Jedi.

Taylormoviegoer commented about Academy Theater on Feb 12, 2016 at 1:58 pm

I visited this theatre the summer of 1994, (saw the Lion King with my children), when traveling to the neighboring town of Guys Mills, where I spent many summers growing up. Nice little theatre. BTW… I came across a listing for the Photoplay Theatre, Meadville, PA. in a 1916 publication.

Taylormoviegoer commented about Perry Theatre on May 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Some news regarding this triple theatre: Two digital projectors were installed this month (May 2015). The third cinema room is still running 35mm. Began presenting live entertainment in the fourth room, which was used as a game room many years ago. Their new web site is * Ownership history and changing of hands, according to Joe Brownlee, a local resident who worked at the Perry theatre in 1984 and assisted with the recent digital install: Floyd Theatre, Teresa Batten, then Robert (Bob) Long, then Holly (Long) & husband Daryl Longley, then James McClary in 2000, and most recent Larry & Teresa Schmidt in 2012. The architect drawings for the building are dated July of 1979 according to the current manager Mr. Schmidt.

Taylormoviegoer commented about Perry Drive-In on Oct 21, 2013 at 3:21 pm

The address 2273 S. Byron Butler Parkway belongs to the Community Outdoor Theater drive-in.

Taylormoviegoer commented about Perry Theatre on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Yes, Perry Theatre has 3 screens. The ownership changed from McClary on April 2, 2012 to local resident Larry Schmidt and his wife Teresa, (having moved to Perry FL in July 2005). McClary indicating the failing health of his mother and desire to return to Indiana to be near her as the reason for the sale. The Schmidt’s renovated the lobby and concession area in the first year and held a Grand re-opening on Oct 12, 2012. Pictures before and after the renovations can be found on the theater web site Both owners (McClary and Schmidt) state they tried being open more than the weekend, however the local population is not sufficient to cover the overhead of being open more often and ditched the effort on several occasions. IF the theater can find a way to undertake the digital conversion Schmidt says he will try again with a skeleton crew. The theater does also have a Facebook page

Taylormoviegoer commented about Perry Drive-In on Oct 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

I can tell you the address above (2273 S. Byron Butler Parkway), is not the address of Graves Drive-in. Graves Drive-in restaurant, which is open year round, and the shell of the old drive-in concession building are still on site.