Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration


Event Description

A film about the life and legacy of Joseph Smith, founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is being shown in the Legacy Theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building. (This film is also being shown at many Church visitors’ centers and historic sites in the United States, Mexico, and New Zealand.)

Joseph Smith: The Prophet of the Restoration has been produced under the direction of the First Presidency as part of the Church’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s birth.

The film depicts events in the life of Joseph Smith from his early youth in Vermont to his martyrdom in Illinois at age 38. It recounts Joseph’s search for truth as a young boy, a search that resulted in divine revelation that set his life on a path of service and sacrifice in restoring the Church of Jesus Christ. Through scenes of his interactions with family and with early Church members and others, viewers will see both the personal and public sides of Joseph’s caring nature and prophetic leadership.

Dates and Location

Showings of this film start at 9:00 a.m. and run every hour and a half until the last showing at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This film is also shown in the North Visitors' Center on Sunday.

Available times:

  • 9:00 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m.
  • 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:30 p.m.
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m.
  • 6:00 p.m.
  • 7:30 p.m.

Contact the Temple Square Mission at 801-240-4303 for more information regarding this and other films available for viewing on Temple Square.

JSMB Legacy Theater


Tickets or reservations are no longer required. All seating is now on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special Considerations

  • The Joseph Smith Building parking lot does not validate parking for Legacy Theater Patrons.  Please see Parking and Transportation for parking information.
  • Admittance to the Legacy Theater at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (JSMB) is available to all ages.
  • Some scenes depicting events surrounding the early history of the Church may be too intense for small children.
  • Those attending this event are advised that strollers are not allowed in the theater.
  • The length of the film is approximately 70 minutes.
  • American Sign Language is available.