Liberty Theatre

434 W. Front Street,
Plainfield, NJ 07060

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rivest266 on October 15, 2016 at 9:35 am

December 24th, 1925 grand opening ad in the photo section. It opened on the next day.

Jamestow on May 9, 2013 at 2:22 pm

The most memorable movie I saw here was, unfortunately …..Deep Throat.

mrwiseguy on December 27, 2009 at 7:56 am

My father worked here in the 60s and 70s. Michael Siccardi used to build minature trains in our garage.

RickB on April 23, 2009 at 8:46 pm

By the time of this shot (dated 1982) the marquee had already seen better days…

kencmcintyre on July 21, 2008 at 12:23 am

Here is a photo taken off Google maps:

rrettino on February 3, 2007 at 9:40 am

I worked here on and off from 1975 through closing night in December 1983. In fact I was working there the night it closed. DC Cab was playing and the owner-a very nice man named Fred Fleisher-told me to pack up the print as he was closing down that night.

The films in those years were a mix of horror and black explotiation with occasional forays into porno. The owner truly tried to run a professional operation but the area and clientele was not condusive to that. It was always a single screen running 2000 foot reel to reel changeovers with a working curtain and masking.

josie105 on May 1, 2006 at 12:22 pm

During the fifties and sixties we kids loved the Saturday afternoon shows with Jerry Lewis and Dean Martin. I remember walking by marquee’s announcing the latest movie by Doris Day or Elizabeth Taylor. It’s the place where I first saw “Song of Bernadette” and I wanted to be a nun-saint that very night…. One time around 1962 I saw a “hand-out” in the lobby asking patrons to help put a stop the “terrible” idea of pay-TV called cable. The gloom and doom prediction saw an end to the film industry. lol

teecee on March 24, 2006 at 8:24 pm

Opened on Christmas day in 1925. Feature film was The Freshman, starring Harold Lloyd.

Plainfied: 300 years, page 117.

teecee on March 2, 2006 at 6:00 am

Listed as open in the 1944 FDY with 1075 seats. Listed in the 1961 FDY as part of Triangle-Liggett Theatre Service & in the 1970 FDY (as the New Liberty) as part of Triangle Theatre Service Inc.