Liberty Theatre

1425 E. Cecil B. Moore Avenue,
Philadelphia, PA 19121

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Not to be confused with the Liberty Theatre at Torresdale Avenue, there is little information on this theatre other than it was built in 1910 and was located on E. Columbia Avenue (today renamed E. Cecil B. Moore Avenue). Like the other Liberty Theatre, by 1941 they were both operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management Corp. This Liberty Theatre was closed and demolished in 1974.

Contributed by Dave Litterer

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kencmcintyre on May 14, 2008 at 8:58 pm

This is a 1971 photo from They place the theater in the 1600 block of North Carlisle:

kencmcintyre on May 14, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I was thinking 1600 N. Columbia. You’re probably right.

shadowsandrust on September 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

Here is a shot of police checking the roof of the Liberty in 1964 after the Columbia Avenue riots.

RickB on September 5, 2013 at 6:46 pm

1425 West Columbia Avenue or 1425 East Columbia Avenue? The current street view and map go to East, but that area doesn’t look anything like the pictures. The address on Carlisle could have been on the side of a theater that fronted on West Columbia. West Columbia has been renamed Cecil B. Moore Avenue (after the theater’s demise), so any address on Columbia would probably automatically map as East.

shadowsandrust on September 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm

This would have been just West of Broad Street.

shadowsandrust on September 15, 2013 at 12:27 pm

Try this map link:

TheALAN on January 9, 2015 at 9:55 pm

Since Dave removed his comment, I’ll repost my comment from June 2, 2014 at 6:54 pm. Sorry Dave, you’re a little confused! It’s EAST Columbia Avenue (today renamed EAST Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

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