276 A BICENTENNIAL HISTORY OF MISSISSIPPI PHOTO BY GREG CAMPBELL TEMPLE THEATER Once the second largest theater in the United States, Temple Theater in Meridian has been both a movie theater and a traditional stage theater. Silent movies were once shown accompanied by an organ that still resides in the theater. Today, the venue hosts movies, concerts, and other community events. Completed in 1928, the Temple Theater underwent major restoration in 1973.