Liberty Theatre

207 Perry Street,
Davenport, IA 52801

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Liberty Theater 1925 (white building)

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Another small downtown theatre located on Perry Street at E. 2nd Street. The Liberty Theatre opened December 5, 1918 with seating listed at 480.

The theatre closed in the mid-1950’s and was converted to an auto supply store. It has since been demolished.

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dustyalldaylong on July 9, 2012 at 10:44 pm

All of these buildings except for the Hotel Blackhawk were demolished and The RiverCenter was built. The Northeast corner of 2nd and Perry is now a greenspace.

kevincr on January 21, 2013 at 7:34 pm

The Liberty Theatre was gone by 1948, per the Telephone Directory.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on May 26, 2013 at 12:29 am

The Liberty Theatre placed an advertisement in the May 30, 1942, issue of The Billboard, seeking burlesque performers for the summer season. Another ad in the November 14 issue of The Billboard the same year touted the Liberty’s star attraction, Ina Lorraine, featured in a “…novelty dance characterization…” called The Virgin’s Dream.

I’ve been unable to find any earlier or later references to the Liberty Theatre, but in 1942 it was definitely operating as a burlesque house.

rivest266 on July 1, 2017 at 1:45 pm

This opened on December 5th, 1918. Grand opening ad in photo section.

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