Liberty Theatre

6812 Torresdale Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19135

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DannyG on June 2, 2015 at 10:19 am

Did it really close in 1960 or a couple of years later? I thought I saw Sally Star in “The Outlaws IS Coming!” with the stooges (1965) at the Liberty. Before it became a catering hall, wasn’t it a sports venue for fights for a short time? Thanks!

TheALAN on January 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm

In what style was the Liberty designed and who was the architect? Please share . . . and thank you!

Incidentally, this neighborhood is Tacony — not Wissinoming.

Dominic1st on September 6, 2008 at 12:26 pm

Also, I wantd to mention, on one Halloween (late 1950’s) they had a live horror show in the theater. It was packed!

Dominic1st on September 6, 2008 at 12:22 pm

I practically lived in this theater from when I was 6 to 11 years of age. That’s about 1955 to 1960. Admission was 25 cents. My mom would give me 25c and a bag of snacks. The matinee started around 1:00pm, first there were a few cartoons and then 2 movies. If you wanted, you could stay and watch both movies again. They also had some old News films and sometimes films of bike races, and every ticket had a bike number stamped on it, and if you bike won you received something free? Looking back, I would see some of my cousins and their friends, or kids from the neighborhood, or kids from my school, Disston School. I seen movies like, Old Yeller, The Brave One, Run Silent Run Deep, and many other hollywood movies from the 1950’s. Great memories! It was a huge place with 3 sections and one Screen.