Showing 3 comments
Patsy, The original marquee was made of wood and became un-repairable. As film titles got longer, it was impossible to place that many letters on the sides of the portico type sign. Therefore the introduction of the ‘pie wedge’ solved all of these problems at once. You can see the two stainless steel plates that cover the “I” beams used to support the old sign, they are above the center of the marquee.
The Temple Theatre can be viewed in detail at http://www.cinematour.com/tour.php?db=us&id=4304 This site has many excellent photos of the theatre and adjacent banquet and ballroom facilities. The images are very well composed and taken by Brad Miller.
The E-Mail address is
The web page is under construction at www.templetheatre.com
The Temple Theatre and Shrine Mosque were designed by Osgood and Osgood of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The theatre was originally leased and operated by the W. S. Butterfield Chain.
The style is not Art Deco. Once I was told it was RoCoco but the firm that did the restoration disagrees.
The Temple currently is a live stage house and shows Rep. and First Run Art films in 16, 35 and 70mm. Sound is analog stereo and DTS stereo and DTS Digital.