Liberty Theatre

9 West Main Street,
Carnegie, OK 73015

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Liberty Theatre

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Oldest continually running theatre in state of Oklahoma, since 1915. 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!

Contributed by Jerry Applewhite

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brentclarkf
brentclarkf on December 13, 2004 at 8:52 am

Great restoration work! This is my father’s home town theatre, but I hadn’t been to it in years until recently. Wow! Impressive!

brentclarkf
brentclarkf on May 9, 2005 at 6:03 pm

Now this one’s a success story!

brentclarkf
brentclarkf on July 11, 2005 at 4:19 pm

This is one of Oklahoma’s few remaining, independent gems! Great theatre.

skyvue
skyvue on December 18, 2006 at 7:35 pm

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.

DonLewis
DonLewis on March 17, 2008 at 11:31 am

A 1992 photo of the Liberty Theater in Carnegie before the restoration work.

seymourcox
seymourcox on July 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Color snapshots of the Liberty Theatre can be found on this page-
http://www.roadsideoklahoma.com/node/270

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