Temple Theatre

116 S. Main Street,
Viroqua, WI 54665

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Copyright © 2011, Associates of the Restored Temple Theatre. All rights reserved.

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As part of the restoration of the Temple Theater, the old movie palace has begun the slow reconstruction of its original Wurlitzer organ. Built in 1922, the organ played along with the theater’s silent films and continued to be used in the old theater until 1938 when it was sold to the Coon Valley Lutheran Church.

When the restoration of the theater began in 1994, members of the Associates to Restore the Temple Theater retrieved the organ and brought it back to the Temple. Organ enthusiasts began to restore the organ earlier this year, taking it apart in anticipation of repairing and restoring the classic piece. The group are also members of the La Crosse Scenic Bluffs Chapter of the American Theater Organ Society.

The theater today is now open.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 4 comments)

Gregg
Gregg on February 3, 2004 at 10:26 pm

The web site for this theatre can be found at:
http://www.temple-theatre.com/index.htm

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2005 at 3:50 am

Nice expandable photos at this link:

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atmos
atmos on June 28, 2005 at 12:13 am

The architects were Parkinson and Dockendorff and it reopened in 2002.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 29, 2008 at 10:48 am

Function should be changed to live performances.

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