13-15 S. 5th Street,
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Surprisingly, I cannot find much information on this ornate theater. It was the second theater named Liberty in Zanesville. This one was across from the Cinema 1. I would guess it seated around 1,500. It was opened on October 13 1927, and was closed November 23, 1974 and razed soon after when purchased by a bank for parking. It had a fairly large balcony, which was open when they were really busy.
I saw many movies their as a child, and thought it was quite spooky. A local theater group used it for plays. My parents took me to one around 1969. Much to my surprise, a pipe organ rose from the orchestra pit. I enjoyed that more than the play. I have heard the organ was purchased by a local man prior to the demolition. In addition the three beautiful chandeliers in the auditorium survive as part of the house lighting system in nearby McConnelsville in The Twin City Opera House.
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