Moolah Cinema and Lounge

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Moolah Temple of the Mystic Shrine
Location 3821 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, Missouri
Built 1912−1914
Moolah Temple, c. 1922
Moolah Theatre in 2012

The Moolah Cinema and Lounge (originally Moolah Temple of the Mystic Shrine) is a historic building located at 3821 Lindell, in St. Louis, Missouri. It was built in 1912 for use as a meeting place, and is "a brick and tile building in the Moorish style.[1]

It was built by the Moolah Shriners as the 28th Shrine Temple to be chartered. Moolah Temple as a name also refers to the organization, which met in the late 19th century at various Freemasons buildings. In 1912 the organization took steps towards forming its own building. The Lindell Boulevard location was chosen and Ernest Helfensteller, Jr., of Helfensteller, Hirsch and Watson, was chosen as architect. The building was used by the Moolah Temple until 1988, when it relocated to a renovated junior high school on Fee Fee Road.[2] The building is now a movie theater, after a $17.2 million renovation in 2004,[3][4] and 40 apartments.

It is a contributing building in St. Louis's Midtown Historic District, listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). The district's NRHP nomination describes the building's architecture as "colorful".[5]

The building faces on Kenrick Garden, a city park established in 1896.[1]

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Coordinates: 38°38′21″N 90°14′21″W / 38.63917°N 90.23917°W / 38.63917; -90.23917