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Tyler Perry Studio/DL Reservation Center  
User currently offlineNetJetAndy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 3806 times:

I had a chance to fly a few B-listers in and out of PDK and ATL this weekend for the grand opening of Tyler Perry's new studio.

Im told this is over 200,000 sq of renovated Delta buildings and 30 acres of "backlot"

My question is does anyone know the history of these buildings? Purposes/dates etc. Im told they were extremely run down and in a neglected neighborhood.

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User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3724 times:

Where in the ATL is it? Good to see Tyler Perry doing so well, hopefully it bodes well to some of the local population. Sorry, I'm not from there, but my in-laws live there and spent quite a bit of time in ATL. I definately have to ask my mother-in-law, she's a fan of Tyler Perry's work.


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User currently offlineFlyingcat From United States of America, joined May 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3693 times:

The studios are near the run down Greenbriar mall in SW Atlanta. The BBC states that the location is a former res and finance center.

It must have been long ago. Greenbriar was more in vogue in the 60s so I can see it in operation possibly before the new terminal was built and when the old terminal was in the area the HQ is in now.

Of course the studio and all the buildings are new so I doubt there is any remnant of Delta's past.

Still the new studios will help ATL and DL gain more visitors/passengers.


User currently offlineXtoler From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3679 times:

My wife said she passed by the Greenbriar Mall many times. As you say, run down. Next time we fly out that way to visit with my in-laws I'll ask around. Then again, they've only had a house that way for almost 20 years, but half that time we were all in Germany with the military. Goes to show you though, it seems people in ATL may live there but aren't from there.


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User currently offlineGlobalflyer From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 953 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

Yes DL had their reservations center at this location opposite the Greenbriar Mall (tidbit fact, the first mall location of Atlanta based Chick-fil-a)  Smile

I am not certain when DL left to move into their new site in Hapeville next to the airport...I think it was in the early to mid 80s. I noticed that there was an extensive restoration of this building as it lay dormant for many years. Not the best part of ATL but maybe a comeback is in store.



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User currently offlineSalMonela From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

DL Reservations move from Greenbriar to a building on the headquarters' campus (about 1km from current Res center) occured sometime around 1977 or 1978.

After using the Greenbriar facility for storage, and sitting largely vacant, DL later sold the property to Lazarus Property Corporation in 1998. The property eventually went into foreclosure and title passed to Lehman Brothers, who sold it to the Ben Hill Methodist Church in 2002 for USD7.6MM. They had planned to raize the property and erect a new church, but these plans never materialized.


User currently offlineSWABrian From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 299 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3363 times:

DL also had their flight control department at Greenbriar, along with their IT operation. Greenbriar even had its own city code, GRB

User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3156 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

Forgive me, but who/what is Tyler Perry?

-Rampart


User currently offlineSalMonela From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 64 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

A minor celebrity. Actor / playwright / director, etc. In most cities he would move about unnoticed, but Atlanta takes any connection to fame VERY seriously.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Perry


User currently offlineNetJetAndy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3312 times:

Thanks for the info. I was under the impression that he renovated the former Delta buildings but it doesnt sound like that is the case and they were raized.

Tyler Perry has won a few emmys and has two shows on TBS "Meet the Browns" and "The house of Payne" This is the first major studio owned by a black person. Hence why Will Smith, Oprah and others were there for its christening.


User currently offlineTravatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2174 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3289 times:

http://www.tylerperrystudios.com/

http://www.tylerperry.com/

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1347153/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyler_Perry

In short, he's a highly successful writer/director/actor/producer.


User currently offlineRampart From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 3156 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

Thanks for the replies, travatl, netjetandy, and SalMonela (love that moniker!). I could have wikied, but figured somebody could give me a nutshell explanation.

I also think this is interesting that another former aviation facility is being converted to a television or film studio. The other one is the McDonnell Douglas plant in Long Beach.

-Rampart


User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1254 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3076 times:



Quoting SWABrian (Reply 6):
DL also had their flight control department at Greenbriar, along with their IT operation. Greenbriar even had its own city code, GRB

Ok, that would splain why some of the Y messages I see at work have a GRBDD... address, for when I saw them, I thought why the hell this message was coming from Green Bay (also GRB).

Thanks - learnt something on AI, whoda thunk it  Wink



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User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
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Of interest, maybe to some, is the Eastern Airlines reservations center, which used to be on the northside in Cobb County ... the building site is now the location of the Cobb Energy Center performing arts complex, after doing duty (as a parking lot) for several years for Cirque Du Soleil.

- litz


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