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 1,100 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.
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 offers 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 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.
- Wedding Ceremonies & Receptions
- Rehearsal Dinners
- Bridal & Baby Showers
- Engagement & Anniversary Parties
- Award Ceremonies & Dinners
- Corporate Meetings & Receptions
- Theme Parties
- Networking Meetings
- Holiday Parties
- Bar/Bat Mitzvahs
- 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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