Upcoming Events

A selection of upcoming public events:

Saturday August 10, 7:30pm

Ross Sermons and Friends (including Murphysboro’s own mandolin wizard Mark Stoffel) will be presenting an evening of the finest in American acoustic music.

Friday August 16, 7pm

The second in our series of early Hitchcock double-features will present the 1934 version of The Man Who Knew Too Much (with Peter Lorre in his English-language debut) and The 39 Steps (arguably the best of his British films – certainly loads of fun).

September 11-14

Stay tuned for details of this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival events, including the Fiddle and Banjo Contest Saturday September 14.

Friday September 20, 7pm

Mystery Night features selections from the 1950’s TV series Sherlock Holmes, starring Ronald Howard (no, not that Ron Howard) as Sherlock and Howard Marion-Crawford with a more competent take on Dr. Watson then we recall from Nigel Bruce.

Saturday September 21, 7 pm

Marty Haggard presents “A Tribute to My Dad, Merle Haggard” at the Historic Liberty Theater. Tickets are $26 in advance and $30 at the door.

Sunday September 22, 2pm

The family matinee this month features a batch of the original Felix the Cat shorts from the 20s and 30s, the first widely successful animated character in film.

Friday October 4, 7pm

Yet another early Hitchcock double feature, this time with a pair of 1936 films deserving of more attention, Secret Agent (featuring a young John Gielgud, and Peter Lorre improving on his English while playing a “Mexican”) and Sabotage (confusingly based on a Joseph Conrad novel titled The Secret Agent).

Friday October 11, 7pm

Stay tuned for some horror!

Friday October 18, 7pm

We conclude our early Hitchcock series with Young and Innocent opening for the other side of the argument for his best British film, The Lady Vanishes.

Friday October 25, 7pm

Stay tuned for some more horror!

Sunday October 27

The monthly family matinee joins in the Halloween mood with the original (de?)incarnation of Casper the Friendly Ghost from 1945. Plus a Halloween costume contest! Stay tuned for details…

Friday November 15, 7pm

Documentary Night Show – details TBD.

Sunday November 17, 2pm

Another Southern Illinois hero, Superman, is honored with selections from his early 1940s shorts.

Friday December 13, 7:30pm

Nathan George makes his annual visit to the Historic Liberty Theater – a don’t-miss event every year!

December (date tbd)

A cult classic for the holidays – Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

Sundays at 11am

REAL Church of Murphysboro meets in the theater every Sunday morning.