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A Look Back: The Perris theater

10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, May 1, 2010

By VANESSA EBBELING

Special to The Press-Enterprise

A historic theater that’s close to the hearts of many Perris residents is the latest downtown building getting a face-lift.

The Perris, a 400-seat theater, has served various purposes through the decades, including a worship house and a movie set.

Businessman Tom Sharpe built The Perris, an open-air theater, in the late 1930s north of where it currently stands, said Katie Keyes, president of the Perris Valley Historical Museum.

via A Look Back: The Perris theater | Local News | PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California.

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  1. Gary Lee Parks

    Great to see this little vernacular “Copycat Skouras” style theatre getting recognition and TLC. I’ve only been to Perris once, in about 1970, to visit their impressive train and trolly museum. I remember being very impressed by it. Theatre and train enthusiasts often have shared interests, and it’s fitting that a town known for its train collection also take good care of its historic movie house.

  2. Gary Lee Parks

    Great to see this little vernacular “Copycat Skouras” style theatre getting recognition and TLC. I’ve only been to Perris once, in about 1970, to visit their impressive train and trolly museum. I remember being very impressed by it. Theatre and train enthusiasts often have shared interests, and it’s fitting that a town known for its train collection also take good care of its historic movie house.

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