Liberty Theatre

816 Main Street,
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659

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Functions: Movies (First Run)

Styles: Art Deco

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 336.838.4561

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Liberty Theatre

Originally at this address was the Orpheum Theatre which was destroyed by fire in 1946. It was rebuilt and reopened as the Liberty Theatre. It has been a part of downtown North Wilkesboro, NC since 1946. It served as a single screen house from its inception through the mid-1970’s. The theatre was bisected in 1976, creating two equal sized houses on either side, with the lower balcony being re-configured as the projection booth.

The Liberty Theatre is the last remaining theater in Wilkes County, having outlasted three drive-ins, the Allen Theatre (single screen, burned in 1961), College Park Cinema (two screens, in disrepair), West Park Cinema (two screens, demolished) and the Wilkes Mall Cinema (two screens, converted for use by Lowe’s Companies). It shows current popular releases, focusing on family films and typical blockbuster fare.

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Recent comments (view all 3 comments)

burrinne on February 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

This theater has SO much potential! I wish I had the funds for preservation. Character, external and interior facade have lots of unclaimed character!

NightHawk1 on October 21, 2012 at 3:04 am

Good to see that a downtown theater outlasted Carmike Cinemas' shoeboxes. Can they survive digital conversion?

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