Murphysboro’s Liberty Theater announces reopening

The Historic Liberty Theater is pleased to announce our return in summer 2021! We are now taking reservations for private events scheduled for July 10 or later, and expect to have public events (hopefully starting in August) to announce soon. If you are interested in renting the Liberty for your event, please contact us at historiclibertytheater@gmail.com.

To be able to resume providing public entertainment as well as a rental venue for folk in the Murphysboro area, we need volunteers to join the Liberty family. You can help us out in various ways, depending on your inclinations and abilities:

  • Servicing visitors at the events themselves – preparing the space, cueing up movies, serving concessions, answering questions. And best of all – making popcorn the old-fashioned way, no microwave involved!
  • Promoting public events – get the word out there! Opportunities to be creative with social media posts, flyers, etc.
  • Impresario – finding people who want to rent the Liberty for their event, or who we want to draw in, and making the arrangements.
  • Any other ideas on how you can help sustain the only theater space in Murphysboro? We’re all ears!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please submit the online form.


Whether as a customer or volunteer, we look forward to seeing you at 1333 Walnut Street this summer!