Temple Theatre

115 N. Main Street,
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641

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Operated by: Eisentraut Theatres

Previously operated by: Fridley Theatres, Main Street Cinemas

Architects: Robin B. Carswell, Albert S. Owen, Charles H. Payson

Firms: Owen, Payson & Carswell

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Masonic Temple Theatre, Temple Twin Theatre, Main Street Cinemas

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 319.385.3726
Manager: 319.385.3726

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Temple Theatre

The Masonic Temple Theatre was opened on May 17, 1924 with Mae Marsh in “Daddies” and a short comedy movie named “Back to Earth” starring Jack Earle. It was twinned on September 7, 1979.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on February 27, 2013 at 8:59 pm

The Masonic Temple Theatre was built in 1923 and designed by the Kansas City architectural firm of Owen, Payson, & Carswell. Architect Robin B. Carswell left the firm by 1925 and was replaced by William Sayler.

As Owen, Sayler, & Payson, (Albert S. Owen and Charles H. Payson were the other partners) the firm designed the Ararat Shrine Temple in Kansas City (1926), which would also later operate as a movie theater and would also be listed on the NRHP, as part of the Eleventh Street Historic District.

After establishing his own practice, Carswell also designed the Memorial Auditorium at Burlington, Iowa.

Trolleyguy on November 2, 2013 at 11:49 am

Now known as the Main Street Cinemas. Here’s the website: http://www.mainstreetcinemas.net/

JeffAdamson on March 30, 2014 at 8:53 pm

I just performed there, last Friday night with my comedy improv troupe, Guys In Ties. The owner did very good of bringing it up to modern amenities while still keeping the original feel of an old movie house. The large third floor hall, once used as a Masonic lodge, is being turned into seven apartments.

davidplomin on December 6, 2019 at 9:20 pm

I went here back in the early 70’s when a high school friend of mine did a road trip to visit his friend there. Stayed at the Harland House! Great landmark as well. So glad it’s still showing movies after all these years!

Trolleyguy on December 7, 2019 at 7:44 am

Now operated by Eisentraut Theatres and once again named Temple Theatre. Updated website link: https://bestmoviedeal.com/home_v4/v5-temple/

50sSNIPES on August 23, 2023 at 9:17 am

Twinned on September 7, 1979.

50sSNIPES on January 15, 2024 at 5:55 pm

Opened on May 17, 1924 with Mae Marsh in “Daddies” along with a comedy short “Back To Earth”.

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