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,…… Read more “Murphysboro’s Liberty Theater announces reopening”
Sorry folks – the event described here has been cancelled due to the state’s stay-at-home order of March 20. The Historic Liberty Theater and Molly’s Pint Brewpub…… Read more “Liberty Live from Molly’s Pint – cancelled”
No, this is not the strangest pairing for a double feature in history – the Liberty Theater is showing the classic The Quiet Man this Friday March…… Read more “The Quiet Man – Friday the 13th”
In honor of Black History Month, this Saturday February 22 at 7pm the Liberty Theater is proud to present a screening of the 1933 film The Emperor Jones, based on Eugene O’Neill’s first major hit play. The Emperor Jones was the first widely-released American film (i.e., not specifically targeted as a race film) featuring an African-American lead actor (and indeed, almost all of the cast), as well as Paul Robeson’s first notable film role. The New York Times review at the time stated “It is a distinguished offering, resolute and firm, with a most compelling portrayal by Paul Robeson of the ambitious Negro Pullman porter, Brutus Jones.” While some elements of the film have not aged well, it marks a milestone in African-American film history.
Tuesday afternoon February 18 at 1pm, SIH’s Second Act, a free membership program for adults age 50 and over, presents a Valentine Movie at the Liberty Theater.…… Read more “SIH Second Act presents: A Valentine Movie”