Liberty Theatre

3705 W. Fullerton Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647

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liberty99 on July 19, 2018 at 12:49 pm

My grandfather, Adam Staskus, either owned or managed the Liberty in the 1920’s. The theater was in the heart of a Lithuanian community. Anyone know about people associated with the Liberty back in the day?


DavidZornig on March 30, 2015 at 11:02 pm

Photo added.

When the former Liberty Theatre (now Diamond Banquet Hall) at Fullerton and Lawndale was renovated last year, an old sign was briefly revealed—but only a day or two.

Disappointing it was covered up, would have been a nice historic touch for the new business. I believe it’s still under the new tile cladding. Photo and copy credit John Morris.

Broan on February 21, 2015 at 10:17 am

Built by John S. Ahamnos, who also built the New Apollo at Pulaski & North

Broan on November 30, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Earlier this year, it was renamed the Diamond Garden, and the exterior has been remodeled slightly.

Broan on November 30, 2014 at 2:10 pm

I don’t think this was ever named Garden Theater. It closed as the Liberty sometime in 1951 and became the Marcin Ballroom some time that same year, owned by Democratic Committeeman & later City Clerk John C. Marcin. It turned to the Garden Walk restaurant in the late 1960s.

matthew1964 on July 31, 2012 at 5:36 pm

WOW,, i lived in this neighborhood for years walk by it everyday on my way home from school,(kelvyn park) ,, never know it was a theater ,,now looking at the photo ,,it really does look like a theater building,,,thanks for the insight ,,matt

Broan on October 22, 2007 at 1:35 am

Architect was Jacob S. Aroner. Built 1911

Broan on December 3, 2006 at 8:26 pm

Here are photos of this theater.

rso1000 on February 11, 2004 at 1:41 am

I was informed by a now deceased theatre buff, that the now level floor still has seats under it. Supposedly there is a location somewhere in the back rear of the theatre that is used for storage and you can actually still see the seats. Can anyone confirm this??