Liberty Theater

405 E. First Street,
Heavener, OK 74937

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Liberty Theater

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The Liberty Theater was in operation be 1920. It’s auditorium was destroyed by a fire in October 1979. The entrance and lobby remain, and have been in retail use.

Contributed by Bryan Krefft

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kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on January 16, 2009 at 7:18 pm

This is from Boxoffice magazine, January 1960:

HEAVENER, OKLA.-Paul Maxwell has taken over operation of the Liberty Theater on a lease from Ray Hughes, who along with his late father G.D. Hughes have provided motion picture entertainment here for 41 years.

Hughes turned the theater over to Maxwell January 3, the same day he closed his drive-in at nearby Poteau, and he and his wife left to spend the winter in Florida. The change at the Liberty was announced in the Heavener Ledger, which included a picture of the old Airdrome Theater in 1918 when it was purchased by G.D. Hughes from Dave Jackson. Later the Liberty was built on the site.

alwilkins
alwilkins on September 23, 2009 at 1:48 am

the Heavener Ledger, August 5 1920, saysm the trial for the murder of Adam Wilkins Choctaw Indian Policeman was held in the Liberty Theatre Building through the profferment of Chamber of Commerce Manager Hughes because it was the largest in the city “but scores of people were turned away some time before the opening as the house was crowded to the doors"I think the seating capacity at that time was 300 .

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on November 23, 2010 at 5:57 pm

Dec.16 1971 Starts the Christmas movie"THE HIRED HAND".Rated R.

missmelbatoast
missmelbatoast on April 3, 2011 at 11:30 am

roadsideoklahoma has recent picture of what little is left of the Liberty
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/392

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on April 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm

The June 9, 1958, issue of Boxoffice reported that the Liberty Theatre at Heavener had been closed for remodeling on May 10, reopening on May 21 for an 11-day run of “The Ten Commandments.”

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

History of the Liberty Theatre up to 1948 in this trade article: boxofficemagazine

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