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

When the restoration of the theatre began in 1994, members of the Associates to Restore the Temple Theatre 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 presenting live performances and from April 2018 a digital projector and a screen have been installed to show Classic Movies.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 6 comments)

Gregg
Gregg on February 4, 2004 at 12:26 am

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

teecee
teecee on March 2, 2005 at 5:50 am

Nice expandable photos at this link:

View link

atmos
atmos on June 28, 2005 at 3:13 am

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on November 29, 2008 at 12:48 pm

Function should be changed to live performances.

Trolleyguy
Trolleyguy on March 23, 2016 at 8:24 pm

Updated website link: http://historictempletheatre.com/

unglaciated
unglaciated on April 17, 2018 at 10:02 pm

The Temple Theatre has recently installed a new screen and projector, and movies have returned. The first film to be shown on the new screen was Citizen Kane.

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