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 theatre opening for business in April of 2005.

The restoration of the Liberty Theatre has dramatically impacted the 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 thousands 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 a historic preservation perspective. Outside of Portland or Salem, no other 1920s vintage motion picture palace in Oregon was restored to its original decorative architecture.

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 enabled 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 and attracted 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 continuing endeavors.

To donate:

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

You may also contact our Executive Director, Jennifer Crockett at 503.325.5922 x 33 or theaterdirector@libertyastoria.org.

Photos from the Restoration