Temple Theater

471 NW 3rd Street,
Miami, FL 33128

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rivest266 on January 25, 2020 at 12:37 pm

The Temple theatre opened on January 24th, 1926 with “Girl of Gold”. Grand opening ad posted.

Al Alvarez
Al Alvarez on May 8, 2016 at 4:47 pm

The Temple showed movies from 1926 to 1929 and again in 1940. At some point it was also known as the Federal.

David_Schneider on May 8, 2016 at 1:40 pm

Across the street from the Temple is the Lummus Park Historic District where the last two of Miami’s original pioneer-era buildings have been relocated: Fort Dallas and the William Wagner House.

Also see: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/fl/fortdallas.html

During Miami River Day, held each April, the interiors of the buildings are open to visitors and historical reenactors are on hand, providing atmosphere and answers to your questions.

Inside Fort Dallas historical photos show other early buildings that no longer exist.

Some residences that look to date back to the 1920’s are along the street behind the park (NW 3rd Street) and may also be of interest, especially in an unrenovated state.

David_Schneider on February 20, 2016 at 12:10 pm

View the photo from January 29, 1926 of the Temple Theater here: https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/41787

“History of Park Place” page, including a photo of what the auditorium looks like now.

Wider version of same photo on Google of the auditorium now.

Scroll down on the Miami Scottish Rite “About Us” page for a “History of the Temple” building (though I don’t see a mention of the cinema).

Youtube video of an aerial flyover of the Scottish Rite building.