Trending Topics

5 Surprising Things About Tyler Perry Studios That Will Tug on Your Heartstrings

Tyler Perry opened up his newly expanded Tyler Perry Studios last month to massive fanfare. The media mogul hosted a star-studded gala in October to celebrate the opening of the 12-sound stage studios. While it’s been known that the studios reside at Atlanta’s Fort McPherson military base, which formerly served as a base for the Confederate army before becoming a U.S. Army post, below are five facts that you might not have known about the space, which was initially opened in 2016.

tyler perry
Tyler Perry. (Photo: Tyler Perry Studios Website)

The Bibles Buried Under the Soundstages

Perry has never shied away from discussing his faith and the impact that religion has on him and his career extends to Tyler Perry Studios.

“In order to get into the studio you’ve got to drive through the gates,” he explained during a speech at Joel Olsteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas last year. “And to go through the gates you’ve got to pass through the arms and the handle. Buried under that when you’re going in and coming out is the open word of God. I’ve buried the Bible at the gates of the studio. So you can’t come in without crossing the Word and you can’t leave out without crossing the Word.”

tyler perry
(Photo: @tylerperry/Instagram)

Back to top