Liberty Theatre

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

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TheALAN
TheALAN on June 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

Sorry Dave, you’re a little confused! It’s EAST Columbia Avenue (today renamed EAST Cecil B. Moore Avenue).

shadowsandrust
shadowsandrust on September 15, 2013 at 6:27 am

Try this map link: http://goo.gl/maps/zztLu

shadowsandrust
shadowsandrust on September 15, 2013 at 6:24 am

This would have been just West of Broad Street.

RickB
RickB on September 5, 2013 at 12:46 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
shadowsandrust on September 5, 2013 at 4:48 am

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

http://cdm16002.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/ajaxhelper/?CISOROOT=/p15037coll3&CISOPTR=6057&action=2&DMSCALE=25.00000&DMWIDTH=1400&DMHEIGHT=1400

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2008 at 3:39 pm

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

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on May 14, 2008 at 2:58 pm

This is a 1971 photo from phillyhistory.org. They place the theater in the 1600 block of North Carlisle:
http://tinyurl.com/5mb7ut