About the Temple

The Temple Theatre is Mississippi’s largest and grandest movie palace. Opened in 1927, the Theatre was leased and operated for many years by the Saenger Theatre Corporation out of New Orleans.  Silent movies with live music accompaniment on the Mighty Robert Morton Theatre organ and later movies with sound entertained the public for years.  Today the Temple still has 16/35/70 mm projection capability, with Manager/projectionist Roger Smith ready to bring back the days of film.

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big-screen-projector

Below shows the inside of our beautiful auditorium!  The Temple Theatre is a time capsule and a must see for everybody!  We won’t give away to much information but everything here is original from the tunnels to the dressing rooms (except for the carpeting, main floor seats and some of the parquet flooring).  You’ll see tunnels and catacombs to an original fall-out shelter from the cold war.  When we don’t have a live stage show we usually have current movies showing on our huge 40 foot screen.  We encourage local artists such as Meridian Community College Student Films and other local artists to show off their local talents here. Give us a call or come for a tour.  You won’t be sorry!

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