New Liberty Theatre

834 W. Liberty Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45214

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hanksykes
hanksykes on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Confusing as it maybe there were sereral same named theaters in Cincinnati,like Orpheum,Gaiety-Gayety,Star, Sun, and National. Not always in the same years, but some were, adding to a real maze while one is researching.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on September 28, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I find it interesting though that Cincinnati had to two theaters operating at least for some time that were at least partially named Liberty. This New Liberty apparently existed from 1918 to a least 1936 and probably beyond at least for awhile. However the other Liberty Theater on Spring Grove Avenue,which apparently operated as a theater from 1909-1929 (and which still looks like a nickleodeon-style theater in its present use as a restaurant), overlapped the New Liberty’s theatrical existence for at least a decade.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 28, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Articles of incorporation were filed for the New Liberty Theater Company of Cincinnati on March 21, 1916. On March 27 its original capitalization of $1,000 was increased to $60,000. That would have built a good-sized neighborhood theater in the late 1910s.

The April 2, 1936, issue of The Film Daily said that the New Liberty Theatre in Cincinnati had been transferred to George A. Mease by W. Corbus.

That’s as much as I’ve been able to find about the New Liberty on the Internet.