Liberty Theatre

420 Saint Charles Avenue,
New Orleans, LA 70130

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2008 at 9:21 pm

The theater next door and to the right in that photo must be the St Charles Theater. This theater should have an aka name of RKO Liberty.

CSWalczak on May 19, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Actually, there’s another picture of the Liberty on the same site that you cited earlier;
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where, if one looks to the right, a set of framed exhibition photos for the film showing at the theater next door and what appears to be a neon letter ’S' on top of what is undoubtedly a marquee can be seen. Considering also the streetcar tracks in front of the theaters, I don’t think there’s any doubt about the location being St. Charles Street circa 1950.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2008 at 8:27 pm

Thanks. I also think that the photo of the RKO LIberty Theater is the same theater listed here. Saenger Amusements gives the location of the Liberty theater as Saint Charles Avenue, located to the left of the St Charles Theater.

CSWalczak on May 19, 2008 at 8:07 pm

The Mike Rivest website lists only one Liberty Theater in New Orleans, locating it at 420 St. Charles and further indicates that the operator was RKO from 1950-55. “Tarzan and the Leopard Woman” was re-released by RKO in 1950 (originally released in 1946).

CinemaTour, though, puts this theater on Canal Street (no number indicated). The picture matches, but I doubt that it was on Canal.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 19, 2008 at 7:02 pm

Was this theater also known as the RKO LIberty? This is a photo of an RKO Liberty Theater in New Orleans. No address is given so I don’t know if its this theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 2, 2007 at 2:27 pm

A Moller theater organ was installed in the Liberty Theater in 1922.

teecee on February 9, 2005 at 10:40 pm

Library of Congress website has a photo and lists the location as Saint Charles Street.