2320 8th Street,
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Previously operated by: Saenger Amusement Company
Architects: Emile Weil
Styles: Spanish Moorish
Previous Names: Hamasa Shrine Temple
Built between 1923 and 1927, the Hamasa Shrine Temple opened on May 22, 1928, and was designed by the Saenger Amusements favored architect, Emile Weil.
Today, the Temple Theatre is used for screening classic movies, live stage shows, plays and concerts. It also continues to be used for Shrine activities. The auditorium contains the original 3 manual 8 ranks Robert Morton pipe organ, and the building also contains a ballroom. The Temple Theatre was offered ‘For Sale’ in November 2017 for $1.4m.
The Temple Theatre was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on December 18, 1979.
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