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Designated in the original blue prints as the "Degree Room", for decades the El Paso Scottish Rite Theater was the unknown gem of El Paso theaters. Designed specifically for the conferral of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite degrees, the theater has always managed to attract a wider audience.

One story has it that in the 1930's, a man tuning his car radio received a weak broadcast from an amateur orchestra and was impressed enough to stop and listen. From the announcers dedication, he heard the group was performing in at the Scottish Rite Temple's theater, so he turned his car around, headed there, and recruited those musicians to play under his direction. Thus was founded the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

Predating the renowned El Paso Plaza Theater by seven years, The El Paso Scottish Rite Theater is among the oldest active theaters in the region and hosts a wide variety of events from the performing arts to weddings and conferences.

The Theaters Fly Gallery contains 80 drops capable of portraying 152 different scenes. The drops we have hanging today where installed in August of 1947 and are hand-painted. These drops are lowered and raised manually by rope from a catwalk above and to the left side of the stage.
http://www.elpasoscottishrite.org/theater.html

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Landmark

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El Paso Scottish Rite - 2017 - photograph taken inside the building on the first floor. Lobby: To the right is the lounge and sitting area for members, to the left is the administration area of the Scottish Rite Bodies. There is someone here every Monday through Thursday from 9:00am to 2:00pm and at all scheduled meeting nights of facility rentals.

The pictures on the wall are the present day leaders of the Scottish Rite.
Left: M. Douglas Adkins, 33 degrees, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Texas

Center: Ronald A. Seale 33 degrees, Sovereign Grand Commander, Southern Jurisdiction, USA.

Right: Tom L. Higgins, 32 degrees KCCH
Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General and Chairman of the Executive Committee in the Valley of El Paso.

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Landmark

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El Paso Scottish Rite - 2017 - band playing during open house.

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Designated in the original blue prints as the "Degree Room", for decades the El Paso Scottish Rite Theater was the unknown gem of El Paso theaters. Designed specifically for the conferral of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite degrees, the theater has always managed to attract a wider audience.

One story has it that in the 1930's, a man tuning his car radio received a weak broadcast from an amateur orchestra and was impressed enough to stop and listen. From the announcers dedication, he heard the group was performing in at the Scottish Rite Temple's theater, so he turned his car around, headed there, and recruited those musicians to play under his direction. Thus was founded the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

Predating the renowned El Paso Plaza Theater by seven years, The El Paso Scottish Rite Theater is among the oldest active theaters in the region and hosts a wide variety of events from the performing arts to weddings and conferences.


The Theaters Fly Gallery contains 80 drops capable of portraying 152 different scenes. The drops we have hanging today where installed in August of 1947 and are hand-painted. These drops are lowered and raised manually by rope from a catwalk above and to the left side of the stage.
http://www.elpasoscottishrite.org/theater.html

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Landmark

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Designated in the original blue prints as the "Degree Room", for decades the El Paso Scottish Rite Theater was the unknown gem of El Paso theaters. Designed specifically for the conferral of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite degrees, the theater has always managed to attract a wider audience.

One story has it that in the 1930's, a man tuning his car radio received a weak broadcast from an amateur orchestra and was impressed enough to stop and listen. From the announcers dedication, he heard the group was performing in at the Scottish Rite Temple's theater, so he turned his car around, headed there, and recruited those musicians to play under his direction. Thus was founded the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

Predating the renowned El Paso Plaza Theater by seven years, The El Paso Scottish Rite Theater is among the oldest active theaters in the region and hosts a wide variety of events from the performing arts to weddings and conferences.


The Theaters Fly Gallery contains 80 drops capable of portraying 152 different scenes. The drops we have hanging today where installed in August of 1947 and are hand-painted. These drops are lowered and raised manually by rope from a catwalk above and to the left side of the stage.
http://www.elpasoscottishrite.org/theater.html

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Landmark

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Designated in the original blue prints as the "Degree Room", for decades the El Paso Scottish Rite Theater was the unknown gem of El Paso theaters. Designed specifically for the conferral of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite degrees, the theater has always managed to attract a wider audience.

One story has it that in the 1930's, a man tuning his car radio received a weak broadcast from an amateur orchestra and was impressed enough to stop and listen. From the announcers dedication, he heard the group was performing in at the Scottish Rite Temple's theater, so he turned his car around, headed there, and recruited those musicians to play under his direction. Thus was founded the El Paso Symphony Orchestra.

Predating the renowned El Paso Plaza Theater by seven years, The El Paso Scottish Rite Theater is among the oldest active theaters in the region and hosts a wide variety of events from the performing arts to weddings and conferences.


The Theaters Fly Gallery contains 80 drops capable of portraying 152 different scenes. The drops we have hanging today where installed in August of 1947 and are hand-painted. These drops are lowered and raised manually by rope from a catwalk above and to the left side of the stage.
http://www.elpasoscottishrite.org/theater.html

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Landmark

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El Paso Scottish Rite - hallway inside the building.

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Landmark

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On Loan from Hal Marcus, Owner - 2001

Artist: Bill Rakocy - "Mexican Revolution Mural" - medium: oil on board - size 4' x 8'

Central / Downtown, (2010 - 2019), Art

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El Paso Scottish Rite - 2017 - Furniture in the basement of the building.

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El Paso Scottish Rite - 2017 - Furniture in the basement of the building.

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