Temple Cinema

S. Pennsylvania Avenue and E. Jefferson Street,
Mangum, OK 73554

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Temple Cinema ... Mangum Oklahoma

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The Masonic Building was built in 1928. The Temple Theatre was opened around 1930 as a single screen 800-seat ‘talkie’ theatre. 1937 and 1965 photos reveal that the Temple Cinema had formerly been a (circa 1920) Masonic Temple. An attractive neon marquee letterboard was added over the main entrance when this building converted over to movie use. A quasi-modernist flair permeated the fancy auditorium, and in an earlier era a finely draped stage most certainly hosted vaudeville acts and stage productions.

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seymourcox
seymourcox on August 17, 2007 at 9:33 pm

See for yourself period shots of the Temple exterior & interior. Type in word “temple”, then hit search …
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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on April 17, 2009 at 4:59 pm

A movie theater ad from 1948 for the Temple Theaterwith western movie star Tim Holt signing autographs.

raybradley
raybradley on July 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Several vintage photos of the old Temple Theatre can be seen here. Not too sure about the attempted Art Deco redo,
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/437

raybradley
raybradley on March 14, 2011 at 7:04 pm

From google maps comes this a modern day view of the former Temple Theatre (minus marguee), Pensylvania and Jefferson,
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