Friday February 15th, 7pm
For a slightly-belated Valentine’s Day celebration, come enjoy the classic 1940 romantic comedy His Girl Friday, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Admission is free (but of course a donation to the theater highly encouraged!). Doors open at 6:30pm. This launches a monthly series of Friday-night films at the Liberty.
Sunday February 17th, 1pm
Likewise, we are launching a monthly series of Sunday afternoon children’s films with 1939’s Technicolor animated version of Gulliver’s Travels. Again, admission is free but a donation is encouraged. Take the kids out for a fun matinee!
Friday March 15th, 7pm
Sunday March 17th, 2pm
On St. Paddy’s Day itself, we have Disney’s Darby O’Gill and the Little People, featuring a pre-Bond Sean Connery.
Saturday April 6th, 2pm
The annual appearance of the Easter Bunny – bring all the kids!
Friday April 12th, 7pm
A new venue for this year’s trivia fundraiser for the Historic Liberty Theater – we’ll be at Big Muddy Brewing. Bring your most trivial friends and complete for many fine local prizes!
Friday April 19th, 7pm
Friday May 17th, 7pm
Join us in the ridiculing of a bad sci-fi movie (to be named later) in the style of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Sunday May 19th, 2pm
We will be presenting a selection of classic Merrie Melodies cartoons.
Saturday June 1st
The Shawnee Shorts Midwestern Film Festival returns to the Liberty.
Friday June 21st, 7pm
We kick off periodic exploration of the early films of Alfred Hitchcock with two 1927 silent films – The Ring (a boxing romance – get it?) and The Lodger, Hitch’s first thriller (featuring the first of his famous cameos).
Sunday June 23rd, 2pm
Friday July 19, 7pm
Sunday July 21, 2pm
Stay tuned for details of this year’s Murphysboro Apple Festival events.
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.
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
We celebrate the spooky season with weekly films this year, starting with another Hitchcock double feature. Opening is 1931’s Rich and Strange (a.k.a. East of Shanghai), followed by early classic (and Hitch’s first talkie) Blackmail from 1929.
Friday October 11, 7pm
Stay tuned for some horror!
Friday October 18, 7pm
More Hitch! This time, it will be 1939’s Jamaica Inn starring Maureen O’Hara and Charles Laughton opening for the original version of The Man Who Knew Too Much (featuring Peter Lorre in his first English-speaking role).
Sunday October 20, 2pm
The monthly family matinee joins in the Halloween mood with the original (de?)incarnation of Casper the Friendly Ghost from 1945.
Friday October 25, 7pm
Stay tuned for some more horror!
Friday November 15, 7pm
Documentary Night Show – details TBD.
Sunday November 17, 2pm
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.
Still to come in 2019
- Zeke and Friends
- Serengeti Steve
- …and more!