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”
This Sunday afternoon (February 16) we present our monthly matinee, a selection of Betty Boop cartoons from the 1930’s. She’ll flap her way into your hearts! Entry…… Read more “Boop-Oop-a-Doop! Betty Boop Sunday afternoon”
In the not too distant future (namely, this Friday February 15 at 7pm) Jason Hammel, Abby Wheatley and Shannon Able return to the Liberty Theater’s Satellite of…… Read more “Mystery Liberty Theater 20/20”
Continuing the Murphysboro Hometown Christmas celebration, Nathan Clark George doubles his annual December visit with shows Friday December 20 at 7:30 and Saturday December 21 at 3:30pm – always a…… Read more “Nathan Clark George this weekend”