Liberty Tri-Cinema

31 S. Main Street,
Liberty, NY 12754

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LIBERTY Theatre; Liberty, New York.

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

Contributed by Robert R

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Goodheart on March 21, 2006 at 5:33 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.


Roger Katz
Roger Katz on March 22, 2006 at 12:36 am

It was operating at least through 2004.

fred1 on March 22, 2006 at 1:09 am

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

Marcel on May 15, 2007 at 6:53 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 on March 20, 2008 at 9:50 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 on August 5, 2009 at 12:49 pm

Nothing sadder than an abandoned movie theater marque

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on January 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

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 4:57 pm

Well, larry, the marquee is now gone!

Cgloew on January 30, 2017 at 1:05 pm

Does anyone know of the Schwartz family who I believe owned this
Theater at one time?

DavidZornig on May 31, 2019 at 2:33 am

Circa 1954 photo added via Todd Berkun.

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