Liberty Tri-Cinema

31 S. Main Street,
Liberty, NY 12754

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LIBERTY Theatre; Liberty, New York.

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The Liberty Theatre was opened prior to 1924. It was tripled in 1975 and closed in 2005.

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Ken Roe
Ken Roe on October 18, 2005 at 9:34 am

The Film Daily Yearbook;1950 edition has a Liberty Theatre, Main Street, Liberty, NY. with a seating capacity of 1,060. Could this be the Liberty Twin before twinning?

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on October 18, 2005 at 1:49 pm

This is the 3-screen Liberty Theatre. I did not know it had closed again? When did that happen?

Goodheart
Goodheart on March 21, 2006 at 7:33 pm

I went to the Liberty Theatre in Liberty, New York (the Catskills) when I moved there in 1969. It was a single screen theatre and showed double features. I recall seeing a double bill of “The Sugarland Express” and “Oklahoma Crude”. In fact, the theatre also got newer releases that were showing in New York City.
It wasn’t that elaborate and had no balcony.
It eventually became a Tri-Cinema. At times it was closed in the wintertime due to poor attendance and would reopen in the spring. I believe it was operating throughout the 1990s and into the year 2000.
I am also surprised that it is closed again, perhaps temporarily.

JoeB

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 22, 2006 at 2:36 am

It was operating at least through 2004.

fred1
fred1 on March 22, 2006 at 3:09 am

the last owners also operates the middletown discount cinemas in Middletown , NY

Marcel
Marcel on May 15, 2007 at 8:53 pm

The Liberty Tri-Cinema was never a “Twin” it went from a single screen to three in November of 1975 with “Hearts Of The West”, “Benji” and “Earthquake.” It is closed.

movieguy
movieguy on March 20, 2008 at 11:50 pm

2005 was the last year the cinema was in operation.This is a shame as each theatre was of a good size. The main theatre had 550 or so seats.

larry
larry on August 5, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Nothing sadder than an abandoned movie theater marque

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 26, 2011 at 12:31 pm

What difference in the years from the pictures in 1986 to closing.It went in the hole quick.

Roger Katz
Roger Katz on September 3, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Well, larry, the marquee is now gone!

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