SILENT MOVIE SUNDAY — AUGUST 23, 2015 at 2 P.M. — WITH LIVE GUEST ORGANIST!!

High and Dizzy Silent Movie 8-23-15THE MERIDIAN TEMPLE THEATRE AND THE MAGNOLIA THEATER ORGAN SOCIETY  proudly presents THE 1920 SILENT MOVIE COMEDY CLASSIC —

“HIGH AND DIZZY”

Starring Harold Lloyd, directed by Hal Roach

Featuring GUEST ORGANIST LARRY DAVIS from Atlanta, GA performing LIVE at the console of the Temple’s MIGHTY ROBERT MORTON THEATER PIPE ORGAN!!

admission is free!! — donations gladly accepted with proceeds used for ongoing organ repair and maintenance.

get ready to laugh out loud and experience this movie and the historic temple theatre the way folks did in the “good ol’ days.”

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GOSPEL LEGEND TIM ROGERS COMING TO THE TEMPLE THEATRE SATURDAY, AUGUST 29

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Pastor Timothy James Rogers is one of Arkansas most respected preachers, singers and evangelist.  He has traveled the country spreading the gospel and fulfilling his commitment to bring souls to Jesus Christ. Check out his web page at   http://pastortimothyrogers.com/site/cs/pastors_desk.asp for more information. Show starts at 7:00 p.m., doors will open at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets:  $25 VIP  —  General Admission  $15 in advance — $20 at the door

Available at Sam’s Fashion, Meridian and the Temple Box Office during Office Hours, Tuesday-Friday, 10 am-noon; 2-4 pm. 

 

 

COMING IN AUGUST: CALVIN RICHARDSON & FRIENDS — SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 7:00 P.M.

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The Temple Theatre, Kia and Kia of Meridian welcomes CALVIN RICHARDSON & FRIENDS

Also performing — Comedian J.J. WILLIAMSON 

Hosted by Comedian Corey “Zooman” Miller

Tickets available at Ticketmaster.com, Sam’s Fashions and the Temple Theatre Box Office (Tues-Fri, 10 am-noon; 2-4 pm, 601 693-5353). VIP/Main Floor & First Level: $28; General Admission: $18. (Credit card fees extra.) Doors open at 6 p.m. Sponsored by Kia of Meridian.

SUCARNOCHEE REVUE FINAL SHOW OF THE 11TH SEASON — FRIDAY, AUGUST 7, 7 P.M.

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Chris and Piper Elizabeth Sharp

The August 7, 2015 Sucarnochee Revue will spotlight “Giants of Blue Grass” featuring a lineup of Blue Grass stars including Mississippi’s Chris and Piper Elizabeth Sharp, Tyler Carroll and Glenn Glen Musgrove with Davis County and J. Burton Fuller and Jacky Jack White. All tickets $10 at the door. Show starts at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:00. Please share this post and bring your friends and neighbors to an evening of live entertainment at Meridian’s Historic Temple Theatre.
This will be the final Revue in Meridian for 2015 and it promises to be one of the best.
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 7:00 pm – Doors open at 6 pm.  All tickets just $10 at the door.

 This is the 11th season for this great live show that appears at Meridian’s Historic Temple Theatre. The Revue features POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, GOSPEL…a great VARIETY for EVERYONE who loves LIVE MUSIC !!!!

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The Sucarnochee Revue 2015

  Check back here often for further details on future show dates.

  1. January 2 — New Years Show…Teenage and Vintage Rock
  2. February 6 — Valentine’s Revue….Young Love & Other Ballads
  3. March 6 — The Nashville Sound of the ’60’s
  4. April 3 — Tribute to Muscle Shoals
  5. April 18 — @UWA – Sucarnochee Folk Festival
  6. May 1 — Tribute to James Burton
  7. June 5 — The Meridian Songbook
  8. July 3 — Star Spangled Jangle
  9. August 7 — Giants of Blue Grass — Last Show in Meridian for 2015

TEMPLE THEATRE RECEIVES $38,240 GRANT FROM MS DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES & HISTORY!

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$2.15M Awarded to Preservation Projects –

Posted December 03, 2014, Jackson, MS  —  “At a special meeting on December 3, the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History awarded more than $2 million on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program to seventeen preservation and restoration projects across the state. The Community Heritage Preservation Grant program, authorized and funded through the Mississippi Legislature, helps preserve and restore historic courthouses and schools and, in Certified Local Government communities, other historic properties. Over the life of the program the department has awarded more than $32 million to 203 projects.”

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imageThe Meridian Temple Theatre for the Performing Arts was awarded $38,240 and is the only entity in Lauderdale County to receive grant money from MDAH. Roger Smith, Executive Director of the Temple stated, “We are extremely proud to have been awarded this grant which will enable us to complete Phase I of a five-phase restoration, repair and renovation project estimated to cost $212,000.”

Phase I will complete work that is considered to be most critical in stabilizing the 90+year old building, including roof repairs and termite prevention. The largest portion of the grant money will be used to replace exterior entrance/exit doors consisting of seven sets of double doors, and two single doors. This is essential to improve building security and especially to ensure quick exit in the event of an emergency. Doors will be replaced in accordance with period-style architecture using modern materials.

Smith went on to explain that Phases II through V include extensive interior work such as replacement of the Ballroom parquet floor, air conditioning repair and replacement, restoration and repair of the two organ pipe chambers, restroom repairs and upgrades, and marquee maintenance, rewiring and an upgrade to a computer digital display.

The Temple Theatre is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charity organization with no paid (salaried) employees. Office and management personnel are volunteers. All income is channeled back into the theatre for operating expenses and upkeep as there is no other source of financial backing except through income generated from the rental of the Ballroom and theatre auditorium by outside producers, ticket and concession stand sales. Private monetary donations, equipment, or supplies are completely tax deductible.

In conclusion, Smith was quick to state that his goal remains the same as when he first took on the Temple Theatre in 2009. That is, to provide “a place where everybody can feel welcome, no matter who you are…a place where artists of all genres, be it musicians, stage performers, dancers, or movie aficionados’ can perform without feeling stressed or intimidated…a place without barriers.” It is truly a Theatre for all people of Meridian and Lauderdale County.  See you at the Temple!

Exciting Upcoming Shows!

 

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SUCARNOCHEE REVUE RETURNS IN 2015 FOR 11th SEASON!!

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The Sucarnochee Revue 2015

The famous Sucarnochee Revue always features the best in POP, ROCK, COUNTRY, and GOSPEL … a great VARIETY for EVERYONE who loves LIVE MUSIC !!!!

Here is the list of exciting shows for 2015.  Be sure to mark your calendars and join us…always on the first Friday of every month, plus a bonus show on April 18 at the University of West Alabama…watch for further details. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets just $10 at the door.

1.     January 2 — New Years Show…Teenage and Vintage Rock
2.    February 6 — Valentine’s Revue….Young Love and other Ballads
3.     March 6 — The Nashville Sound of the ’60’s
4.    April 3 — Tribute to Muscle Shoals
5.    April 18 — @UWA – Sucarnochee Folk Festival
6.    May 1 — Tribute to James Burton
7.    June 5 — The Meridian Songbook
8.    July 3 — Star Spangled Jangle
9.    August 7 — Giants of Blue Grass
10.  September 4 — Little Big Stars
11.   October 2 — Songs of Music Row
12.   November 6 — Camp Meeting Revue – Peace in the Valley
13.   December 4 — Sucarnochee Christmas

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We LOVE Mystery Bus Tours!  Call us today and let us be a part of your Mystery Tour.  It’s in a historic theater with lots of stories and surprises.  It’s been a guaranteed success in the past!  We can accommodate 50 to 500 people in one tour! 

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Spend the Night on the Temple Stage

Grown men couldn’t do it!  Can you?  Admission for this exciting fun is $1oo per person with a  minimum of 10 people at one time.  Bring your sleeping bags and be prepared to be scared!  By schedule only!

Below is a little sample of what you might see.  Click on the Link and be prepared!

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