Temple Theatre - East Jordan MI

Address: 209 Main Street
City: East Jordan
State: MI
Zip: 49727
County: Charlevoix
Owner History: M. B. "Tiny" Worden
Theater Type: Small Town Movie Palace
Number of visits to this page: 16545

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General Information:

Source: Box Office Magazine

September 1959 - M. B. "Tiny" Worden, owner of the Temple Theatre, found that a touch of old-fashioned realism in showmanship can boomerang and almost wound up in the Antrim County Jail as a suspected train robber. Along with other business men of the town, Tiny is sponsoring operations at the East Jordan and Southern Railroad, one of the few surviving steam rails in the country, as a periodic tourist attraction and decided to make a trip memorable for all concerned by adding an un-announced old-fashioned train robbery.

The sponsors themselves were of course "the robbers." But they reckoned without the presence of the state police. The principal source of trouble was the lack of a permit to carry the "concealed weapons" - the artillery for the robbery - over to the site of the holdup. However, the police decided to let the amateur bandits off with a lecture. Looking at current street views, it seems the building is now demolished.

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Info Updates:
12/18/2003 - Box Office Magazine
May 1960 - M. B. "Tiny" Worden, former owner of the Temple Theatre at East Jordan, is projectionist at the Albio Drive-In for the Ryser Brothers for the summer.
Temple Theatre - 1920S From Paul (newer photo)
1920S From Paul (newer photo)
Temple Theatre - 1930S From Paul (newer photo)
1930S From Paul (newer photo)
Temple Theatre - Oct 26 1917 Ad (newer photo)
Oct 26 1917 Ad (newer photo)
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