Mississippi's Temple Theatre is the state's largest and most opulent cinema. The Saenger Theatre Corporation of New Orleans leased and ran the theatre for many years after it opened in 1927. For years, the public was amused with silent movies with live music on the Mighty Robert Morton Theatre organ, as well as subsequent movies with sound. The Temple still possesses 16/35/70 mm projection capabilities, and Manager/Projectionist Roger Smith is eager to resurrect the film era.
The inside of our lovely auditorium is shown below! The Temple Theatre is a time capsule that everyone should see! We won't reveal too much, but everything here, from the catacombs to the dressing rooms, is authentic (except for the carpeting, main floor seats and some of the parquet flooring). There are tunnels and catacombs leading to an original Cold War fall-out bunker. When there isn't a live stage play, we normally show recent movies on our massive 40-foot screen. Local artists such as Meridian Community College Student Films and other local artists are encouraged to showcase their skills here. Call us or drop in for a tour. You will not be disappointed!