The future home of Tyler Perry Studios could also feature an art museum and amphitheater if the vision of Atlanta's most prolific cross-dressing filmmaker is realized. Tyler Perry's plans for flipping the closed Army post Fort McPherson into a massive movie studio (nearly twice the size of Piedmont Park) include a "theater museum" and "future amphitheater," according to a site map obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Unfortunately, the documents contain little info beyond those nebulous big ideas. What's unknown: Exactly how large the facilities would be, when they might be built and how readily the public might have access to them.
Perry has said the studios will include public tours, but much of the complex will remain walled off from surrounding neighborhoods to protect film and television productions. According to Perry's camp, as many as 20 projects could be filming there at any given time, once his portion of the grounds — 330 of 488 acres — is built out. According to the AJC, Perry's map shows that barracks will be retained to temporarily house talent, while other pieces of the property will host corporate offices, commercial stages and green space. Former parade grounds could be used as filming locations. The remaining 145 acres, still owned by the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, will be reserved for future development.
Meanwhile, Perry's sprawling French Provincial mansion remains on the market in North Buckhead, holding firm at $25 million.
· Fort Mac plan could include museum, amphitheater [AJC; subscriber]
· Tyler Perry Selling his Sprawling Estate for Whopping $25M [Curbed]