9 W. Main Street,
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Liberty Theatre (Official)
Styles: Art Deco, Art Nouveau
Previous Names: Nu-Sho Theatre
Oldest continually running theatre in state of Oklahoma, since opening on December 18, 1916. By 1954, it was known as the Nu-Sho Theatre, operated by Applewhite and Cox Theatres.
Beautiful Art Deco/Art Nouveau theatre. Elaborately detailed metal ceilings and the original ticket booth. The Liberty Theatre makes going to the movies an experience!
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Great restoration work! This is my father’s home town theatre, but I hadn’t been to it in years until recently. Wow! Impressive!
Now this one’s a success story!
This is one of Oklahoma’s few remaining, independent gems! Great theatre.
I drove down from OKC to see KING KONG at this theatre in December 2005 and found it underwhelming. The only thing that felt particularly vintage about it was the neon sign out front.
The older auditorium inside looks virtually the same as the two newer theatres that were added some years ago. There’s very little sense of a vintage cinema here. It definitely was not worth the lengthy drive from Oklahoma City.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s perfectly serviceable as a functioning theatre, but there’s little feeling of the old days here, the neon sign aside.
For a real vintage moviegoing experience, I recommend the Poncan in Ponca City. Now THERE’S a movie palace.
A 1992 photo of the Liberty Theater in Carnegie before the restoration work.
Color snapshots of the Liberty Theatre can be found on this page-
I grew up going to this theatre, when it was only $1 to get in….People drive from all over the state. For those unsatisfied with the upgrade need to remember, and splurge for what this place is REALLY famous for…SHOWDOGS!
Opened on December 18, 1916 with an original capacity of 300 seats.