Liberty Theatre

1203 Commercial Street,
Astoria, OR 97103

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Architects: John Bennes, Herman Herzog

Functions: Live Performances, Performing Arts

Styles: Italian Renaissance

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 503.325.4191

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Liberty Theatre

The Liberty Theatre opened in 1925. This theatre underwent a restoration and renovation project in 2000. While the Liberty Theatre was once a movie house, it is now a venue for peforming arts and live entertainment.

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atmos on February 18, 2005 at 4:31 am

This theatre opened in 1925 and the architect firm was Bennes and Herzog.The style is listed as Italian Renaissance.The restoration is due to be completed sometime in 2005.

kateymac01 on June 10, 2005 at 4:05 pm

The renovations are complete on this theater! It is now a venue for live music and the performing arts. Its grand opening is tonight. Great story and some photos at

jrvan on August 23, 2005 at 8:58 am

The restoration of the Liberty Theater is very near completion. The exterior is still in nead of a paint job and there are other minor addition to come. A couple note worthy items are the installation of a new entry marquee and vertical signage based on historic photos and the restoration of the grand chandelier. The chandelier can be seen at:
Check back soon for an exterior photo.

kencmcintyre on December 18, 2005 at 5:16 pm

There was another Liberty Theater in Burns, OR, as seen in this photo from 1941:

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GaryParks on April 15, 2007 at 10:02 pm

I was let into the Liberty for a five-minute look by a gracious box office employee last week. The interior is every bit as ornate and fanciful as the facade over the entrance.

I have been told that arrangements are underway to acquire and install a theatre pipe organ.

Mikeyisirish on June 26, 2012 at 12:52 pm

A few 2011 photos can be seen here and here.

Mister_Comics on October 25, 2018 at 4:31 pm

The Liberty Theatre was recently featured on Travel Channels Ghost Adventures show. Zac Bagans and his Ghost Adventurers entered through a lower level door of the theater that took them into the tunnels that run beneath the town.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 20, 2022 at 11:09 pm

The Liberty Theatre had a temporary precursor, noted in the March 10, 1923 issue of Moving Picture World:

“On Saturday, February 17, Jensen & Von Herberg opened the Liberty Theatre in Astoria, Oregon. The house is said to be temporary, to be replaced later by a large, high-class theatre. The present structure seats 800.”

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