About the Liberty Theatre

The Restoration of the Liberty Theatre

The Liberty Theatre Historic Preservation

The first stage of the restoration of the Liberty Theatre was completed in 2006 with the opening of the theate for business in April of 2005.

The restoration of the Liberty Theatre has had a dramatic impact on economic development of downtown Astoria, serving as a magnet for commercial activity, professional firms and a revitalized downtown.

The rehabilitation of this key property has provided a positive example for other building owners, and has brought hundreds of thousand of visitors and residents to downtown Astoria since reopening. The economic benefits to downtown restaurants and the local hotel industry has been extremely positive.

The restoration of the Liberty Theatre Complex has been crucial from an historic preservation perspective. Outside of Portland or Salem, there was no other 1920s vintage motion picture palace in Oregon restored to its original decorative architectural.

School children in four local school districts have had an unparalleled venue for arts enrichment and education, as well as a theatre in which to showcase student productions. The Liberty has also enable an array of active performing arts programs during school vacations.

The successful completion of this restoration has enabled the continuation and growth of existing performing arts activities, as well as attracting new cultural performances that have benefited tourists and residents alike.

We are continuing to restore and develop the Liberty Theatre into a first class facility. Our need for dressing rooms and additional space and the continuing updates and replacement of Theatre curtains, maintenance and infrastructure are a continuing endeavor.

To make a donation:

Donations may be made online under SUPPORT THE LIBERTY, dropped off to the Theater or mailed to: Liberty Restoration Inc., 1203 Commercial, Astoria, Oregon 97103

You may also call the Liberty Theatre at 403.325.5922 x 33 and contact our Executive Director, Jennifer Crockett. You may also contact her by email at theaterdirector@libertyastoria.org

Photos from the Restoration