1923 Saenger styled theatre in Meridian, MS for sale
posted by kittrell on June 26, 2008 at 7:39 am
Jerome Kittrell has listed for sale a beautifully preserved 1923 Saenger styled, 1600 seat theatre in Meridian, MS. The Moorish designed theatre has all the seating intact and is in excellent condition. It includes stage curtains, lighting,c oncession area/lobby and ballroom.
Current bookings include state Junior Miss program, annual performances of the Nutcracker Suite performed by Moscow Ballet, as well as concerts and the occasional movie.
Asking price is $675,000.There is a new multi-level parking garage across street and a newly restored grand opera house/theatre three blocks away.
For information, contact Jerome Kittrell at 601-917-7627 or [email= email/email].
Would be great to have a picture ……..
We’re adding pictures,and yes,it is The Temple Theatre.Thanks,Jerome
In Los Angeles you could pick up a modest house in a marginal neighborhood for $675,000. Or if you already have one, sell it and buy a 1600 seat movie palace with ballroom.
But judging from the Wikimedia Commons photo, the Temple building doesn’t have much in the way of other uses to provide revenue- it looks like one little retail store and no offices or apartments to rent out. Whoever buys it will have to make it pay as an entertainment venue- unless they’re stinking rich and they intend to use it as a pied-a-terre for weekends in town, or something of the sort.
The theatre still has its original 3m/8r Robert Morton organ.
According to a friend of mine in Meridian, the theatre has been sold to a man from Dallas. Big plans are being made to restore the theatre, even adding a lift for the organ console and a few additional ranks of pipes.