Movies Returning to Schaefer Center This Summer

Toccoa’s Main Street program has plans for a busy summer at the Schaefer Center in downtown Toccoa.

A number of activities are planned for the facility at the corner of Broad and Doyle streets over the coming weeks.

First, Toccoa Main Street has announced the return of movies to the Schaefer Center for four dates this summer.

The first movie is scheduled for this Saturday at 3 p.m.

Toccoa Main Street Events Coordinator Sharon Crosby said the city is excited to bring the big screen back to the Schaefer Center this summer.

“One of the ways the Schaefer Center was used in the past, of course, was as a movie theater,” said Crosby. “In fact, some people in town, some of their earliest memories of going to movies was the Schaefer Center for their matinees. So this summer, we are having three matinees, one in June and two in July, and then we have an evening (movie) in August.

This Saturday, the movie will be “The Lorax.”

Other movies are the 2009 “Star Trek” on July 13 at 3 p.m.; 1939’s “The Wizard of Oz” on July 27 at 3 p.m.; and the 1960 version of “Ocean’s 11” on August 17 at 7 p.m.

Admission to all of the movies is $3 for those over the age of 12 and free for those under 12. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Crosby said people heading to the movies, especially the matinees, are encouraged to make a night of it downtown Toccoa.

“Those three (matinees), there will be Ida Cox afterwards,” said Crosby. “People can come down, see a moive, go to one of our downtown restaurants, and then go to enjoy Ida Cox in the evening.”

In addition to the movies, Main Street Toccoa is partnering with the Toccoa-Stephens County Community Theatre to sponsor a Children’s Drama Camp at the Schaefer Center the week of July 27 through August 2.

There will be two classes offered; one from 9 a.m. to noon for children going into first grade and can read through third grade and the second will be from 1 to 5 p.m. for children in 4th through 9th grade.

Each class will be limited to 30 students. The registration fee is $65 per child with a $10 discount per additional sibling.

For more information, call Main Street Toccoa at 706-282-3309 or go online at