Larry Moyer is a native of the Portland, Oregon area where he was the youngest in the family which pioneered the motion picture business. He was an outstanding athlete at Central Catholic High School and was twice the Oregon State AAU boxing champion.
Larry came to the Idaho Vandals in 1949 with a major in physical education. He played four years of football, losing one season due to an injury. He played on the last Idaho team to defeat Oregon in 1950. As a sophomore he won the Inland Empire Boxing title and also added titles with the Idaho Boxing team when they won the Sugar Bowl Championship in 1951. He has Pacific Coast Championships for 1950, 51, including a conference record of a 28 second knockout of his opponent, in the first round. Following his graduation from Idaho in 1953, he served in the Armed Forces and upon discharge joined the business world as president of Moyer and Kehoe, Inc. a Portland beverage company until 1966 when he joined Moyer Theaters as president.
His expansion programs built the company to a circuit of 46 motion picture screens in Portland, Vancouver, Wn., Eugene, the Dalles, Pendelton and Olympia, Wn., Moyer Theaters now also owns seven video stores in Oregon. He has been very active in community affairs, a member of the Multnomah Athletic Club, Sierra Club, and the Portland Golf Club. He is an avid sports enthusiast and hunter. Serving as a board member of the National Association of Theater Owners, also an executive committee member of that group and is president of the Oregon Theater owners Association, and board member of the Theaters West, and past chairman of the Oregon Film and Video Advisory Board, has kept him busy. With his wife, Elaine, the Moyers have five daughters, Rose, Debi, Teri, Sheri, Cris, and a son Larry.