Temple Theatre

2320 Eighth Street,
Meridian, MS 39301

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JoeWebb on June 27, 2013 at 7:35 pm

The drink machine is still there!

JFunchman on October 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm

I lived in Meridian from 1960 – 1965. I’m sure I saw many movies at the Temple but I remember seeing “The Longest Day” there in ‘62. They had a huge poster affixed to the walkway in front of the theater promoting the film. I remember the theater as being very lush with thick carpets, upholstered folding seats, beautiful architecture and a balcony area. Back then you could punch several buttons on the self-serv fountain drink machine and get a “suicide drink,” multiple flavors mixed together. Fun times for a dime. Tickets I think were 35ยข. Glad to see it’s still open.

CSWalczak on January 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

Here is a recent article about the Temple and its current owner:
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Lost Memory on May 1, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Here are two other 1982 photos of the Temple:



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Lost Memory on July 17, 2008 at 8:34 pm

This is an undated photo.

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Lost Memory on June 26, 2008 at 1:13 pm

The Temple Theater is for sale. Here is a story about it.

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Lost Memory on September 5, 2007 at 9:40 pm

A Robert-Morton theater organ size 3/8 was installed in the Temple Theater in 1928.

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Lost Memory on September 4, 2007 at 11:33 am

The Temple Theater was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Temple Theater ** (added 1979 – Building – #79003407)
2318 8th St., Meridian
Historic Significance: Event
Area of Significance: Entertainment/Recreation
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Recreation And Culture
Historic Sub-function: Theater
Current Function: Unknown

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Lost Memory on November 11, 2006 at 9:28 am

Here is a photo of the Temple Theater.

hjackson on August 26, 2005 at 7:54 pm

Last week I attended a great organ concert at the Temple Theatre.
Mr. Dolton McAlpin played an hour long program on the 3m/8r Theatre pipe organ and did a marvelous job. The organ is maintained by Mr. Frank Evans and is in top shape.