Temple Theater

400 N. Broad Street,
Leland, MS 38756

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Temple Theater ... Leland Mississippi

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The former Temple Theater is now the Highway 61 Blues Museum. The building can be seen on the museum video tour posted below.

Contributed by Ken McIntyre

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Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

I went to the Website and clicked “PLAY ALL” and had a good time and enjoyed the tour and the music. Makes me want to take a trip down to Leland, Mississippi to see the Highway 61 Blues Museum and Temple Theater.
If you just want to see the Temple Theater go to the Website, click on the museum box and be ready to click on the pause when the theater shows up cause it’s only on for a short time!

“Contact the Museum for Upcoming Events—And come Join us!”

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on February 25, 2008 at 9:48 pm

A still Photo is down the page.

“And now you know, The Rest of the Story.” Paul Harvey

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on February 25, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Isn’t that the Masonic symbol on the front of the building? I wonder if it was a temple for the Masons at some point, hence the name.

rcmagee
rcmagee on February 27, 2008 at 8:31 pm

To answer Ken’s question, the symbol you see is indeed a Mason’s symbol. The Temple was built by the Masons in the late 20s. The rear part of the building, where the Highway 61 Blues Museum is located was their meeting area. The front part of the building was always a theater. There is a picture of the Temple on the museum’s web site… http://www.highway61blues.com

DonLewis
DonLewis on July 16, 2008 at 7:27 am

A 1986 view of the Temple Theater building in Leland.

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