Labor Temple Theater

120 S. Wood Street,
Staunton, IL 62088

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Labor Temple Theater

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The Labor Temple Theater opened in 1914. It was built by the local Miner Union 755 and had a seating capacity of 800, all on a single floor. There were offices and meeting rooms and lodge places located on the second floor.

The Temple Theater was closed in late-1972 with the Walt Disney movie “Napoleon and Samantha”.

It is now in use as a furniture store warehouse, minus its marquee.

Contributed by Lost Memory, Ken Roe

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2008 at 12:12 pm

A Kilgen theater organ opus 3413 size 2/5 was installed in the Labor Temple Theater in 1925.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 26, 2008 at 3:26 pm

Here is a photo of a closed Labor Temple Theater building.

rivest266 on June 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

This was on Wood south of Main St.

stormdog on December 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I took a few photos of the Labor Temple on a trip through southern Illinois last year. Here’s one of them; others are nearby on my Flickr page!

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