Temple Theatre

114 E. Main Street,
Perry, FL 32347

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Temple Theater Masonic Lodge & First Nat'l Bank Perry FL

The Temple Theatre was located on E. Main Street, just west of Washington Street in downtown Perry. The large brick Masonic lodge building had three floors and sat next to the First National Bank/Bank of Perry building. The bank building is still there, but the Masonic lodge has been reduced in size.

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AndyCallahanMajorMajor on August 26, 2010 at 4:54 am

Here are two pictures from the State Archives.

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on September 3, 2010 at 5:01 pm





Open~1935-~1965 approximate? Can you, for sure, verify the dates?

Need more info and more photos.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2013 at 5:40 pm

The Temple Theatre in Perry, Florida, was mentioned in the July 22, 1922, issue of the Universal Studios house organ, Universal Weekly.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 24, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I’m pretty sure that the building on the theater’s site is the old Masonic Lodge, but its two upper floors have been lopped off. If the auditorium was on the ground floor, it must still be there in some form.

floridianafavorite on August 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

According to the book, “815 West Bay” by local historian Mary Lou Whitfield –

“The Masonic Temple was erected in 1921, with the ground floor used by the Temple Theater. The second floor was used by doctor’s offices and other businesses. The Mason’s were on the third floor. A fire in 1945 and another in 1976 caused destruction one floor at a time so today it is a one-story structure housing Masonic-related activities.”

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