Temple Theater

120 Carthage Street,
Sanford, NC 27330

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Temple Theater

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The Temple Theater was built in 1925. It began as a vaudeville theater and later switched to being a movie theater. The Temple Theater closed in 1965. Around 1981, Robert Ingram, Jr. the son of the theater’s original owner donated the building to the citizens of Lee County.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The Temple Theater was refurbished and reopened in 1984. It is now a performing arts center.

Contributed by Lost Memory

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 30, 2007 at 10:13 am

This is a 2007 photo of the Temple Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 26, 2007 at 9:09 am

Here is a more recent photo of the Temple Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 28, 2008 at 5:58 pm

A September 2008 photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 13, 2008 at 6:56 pm

Another photo can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm

The architect was Eric G. Flannagan. I think the Nation Register information spells Flannagan incorrectly.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 23, 2009 at 7:27 pm

Here is another 2009 photo.

Patsy
Patsy on January 22, 2010 at 9:31 am

A beautiful theatre exterior, but not sure what is going on with their marquee…is it or was it copper? BTW, it sure looks like former CT member, Lost Memory left his mark on this theatre link with his posts, exclusively! I, for one, miss him and wish he would return as he was a valued member!

Patsy
Patsy on February 7, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Chuck: I would love to see a vintage photo of this theatre which might show the original marquee as the one in all of the above photos can’t be the original. And this theatre is only one of many contributed by LM on CT.

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