Liberty Arts Collaborative

849 N.W. Wall Street,
Bend, OR 97701

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Liberty & Tower Theaters...Bend Oregon

The Liberty Theatre opened in 1917. It remained in operation until the late-1980’s when it closed as the Fine Arts Theatre using the balcony only (the orchestra was converted into retail use, since closed).

It is a beautiful structure that has been restored but remained empty as of 2007. It reopened as a performing arts center.

Contributed by Billy Holcomb / Billy Smith / Don Lewis

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Don Lewis
Don Lewis on February 26, 2009 at 12:05 pm

A nice b&w photo from 1947 showing the Liberty and Tower theaters in Bend Oregon.

trench1978
trench1978 on February 13, 2017 at 11:32 pm

in later years the main floor was converted to retail space. the balcony was converted to a small auditorium. the name was changed to the Fine Arts. between the Fine Arts and the Tower was the Encore.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on March 26, 2017 at 9:16 am

Added two circa 1940 postcard images. The image was also used on the cover of a booklet of 15 historic postcards of Bend Oregon.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 27, 2019 at 9:28 am

Correct address is 849 NW Wall Street. Status should be changed to Open. ScaleHouse At Liberty Arts Collaborative. BendFilm HUB screens films there.

Official website and Facebook page below which has auditorium photos.

https://www.scalehouse.org/?fbclid=IwAR1aAV4XW1UNPxWCyHOwb-SOwSBV13F0mDo2T4mPztEJ9nFA-XNL4m0zeYw

https://www.facebook.com/scalehouse/

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on May 28, 2019 at 5:50 am

14 vintage images added courtesy Vintage Bend Facebook page.

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