The Masonic Temple Building was first opened in 1929. The building is approximately 53,000 square feet in size and is comprised of 4 stories. The structure was constructed of Bedford Stone and contains three large banquet halls, a full basement with commercial kitchen and a full auditorium with seating for 1,100 people. The building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1992.
The building was originally a dual use facility. The theater was leased by Paramount and served as a movie palace * The remainder of the building provided office space, classrooms and supported ceremonial activities for Masonic lodges throughout Western Arkansas *(The theater contains 87 artistically and historically significant hand painted back drops)
WHAT IT IS NOW: A one of a kind building constructed in 1928 (during the prohibition era) with a historically unique atmosphere for meeting, gathering, dining and theatrical/musical events. Acquired by Beaty Capital Group, Inc. in 2015, the Temple has been restored utilizing its original design attributes to create a one of a kind gathering. A historically unique Theater, Music, and arts venue with the ornate and intimate 1,100 capacity theater freshly outfitted with a new state of the art climate control system and a superior audio and video system that meets or exceeds the specifications of all major touring productions and acts.
Today, the Masonic Temple continues to be a vital part of the community hosting a variety of events and performances. It is also a popular venue for weddings and other special occasions.
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