This is an original 1929 postcard of the Temple Theatre and Shrine mosque with vintage automobiles parked nearby. The vertical "TEMPLE" sign was made from wood and was difficult to maintain. By 1950 the movie titles had become so long that they would not fit on the sides of the marquee. The sign was replaced with the present pie wedge shaped neon and incandescent sign with fluorescent backlighted attraction panels.
Photo from the Temple Theater Postcard collection.