TEM Theatre

120 DeSiard Street,
Monroe, LA 71201

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TEM Theatre

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In 1928 Saenger Theatres bought and the old Lyceum Theatre remodeled it into the Capitol Theatre and was advertised as Saenger’s Capitol Theatre. It remained the Capitol Theatre when Saenger was bought out by Paramount. It was, at the time I can remember, a second run house that featured movies that had previously run a few weeks before at the Saenger/Paramount Theatre here. It opened with sound pictures and had orchestra seats and balcony. A newspaper article states seating was 1,100.

Around 1950 the name was changed to the TEM Theatre and closed for good around 1953 or 1954.

Contributed by Howard Jackson

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Patsy on September 1, 2005 at 5:50 pm

Can anyone provide a photo(s) of the Capitol?

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on September 19, 2010 at 7:12 pm

This theatre was a McElroy Theatre out of Shreveport,La.In 1956.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 31, 2015 at 2:50 pm

The June 8, 1951, issue of the The Monroe News-Star said that the TEM Theatre would open that day. Tom E. McElroy had bought the Capitol Theatre from the Paramount interests and closed it for a week to repaint and remodel.

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