About

The Building’s History

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 1,200 people. The building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 1992.

Historic Use

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.

The Temple has been restored  utilizing its original design attributes to create a one of a kind gathering, dining, and club facility with a  speakeasy feel. The Sphinx Club will offer hand-crafted specialty cocktails from around the world and American Cuisine with a “farm to plate” focus…locally inspired and locally sourced.

A historically unique Theatre, Music, and arts venue with the ornate and intimate 1150 capacity theatre 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.

Uses

  • Concerts
  • Plays
  • Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Bridal & Baby Showers
  • Engagement & Anniversary Parties
  • Award Ceremonies & Dinners
  • Corporate Meetings & Receptions
  • Theme Parties
  • Networking Meetings
  • Seminars
  • Holiday Parties
  • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
  • Luncheons
  • School & Civic Events
  • Reunions & Proms
  • Celebrations of Life
  • Quinceañeras & Sweet 16 Celebrations
  • Charity & Fundraising Events
  • Social Events
  • Cotillion Events
  • Birthday Parties

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