Just a Glimpse at Downtown Meridian.
The Riley Center, also known as the Grand Opera House and formally as the Mississippi State University Riley Center for Education and Performing Arts is a performing arts and conference center in Meridian, Mississippi. Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and renovated in September 2006, it is remarkable for being preserved to its original beauty while incorporating the latest in modern technology and amenities. The Grand Opera House and the adjacent Marks-Rothenberg Department store were built in 1889 by two half brothers, Israel Marks and Levi Rothenberg. In addition to the extensive theater renovation, the department [...]
Location of Temple Theater in Mississippi Location: Meridian, Mississippi Coordinates: 32°21′55″N 88°42′7.67″W "FUN FACT! The Temple Theater has been in continuous daily operations since it opened in 1927 and is the oldest and largest continually operated Movie Palace in the State of Mississippi." In 2009, the Temple Theater building was sold by the Hamasa Shrine to Roger Smith, who continues to operate the theatre as a performing arts & movie venue. "The Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, is a historic theater located at 2320 8th Street in Meridian, Mississippi. The Temple [...]