Upcoming Events

A selection of upcoming public events:

Friday June 14th, 6pm

SIT Service Dogs is hosting PUPcorn & a movie – watch a family-friendly film at the Liberty… with your very own (temporarily) puppy!

Friday June 21st, 7pm

We kick off periodic exploration of the early films of Alfred Hitchcock with a double feature of his first (silent) thriller, The Lodger, followed by his (and Britain’s) first talking picture, Blackmail.

Sunday June 23rd, 2pm

Come celebrate the 90th anniversary of local hero Popeye the Sailor Man in a selection of classic cartoons from the 30s through the 50s.

Friday July 19, 7pm

Our first Mystery Liberty Theater was such a success, we’re doing it again! Target film TBA.

Sunday July 21, 2pm

And our monthly family matinee for July is an offbeat retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk featuring Abbott & Costello.

Friday August 16, 7pm

Our monthly classic film series continues with 1932’s A Farewell to Arms, starring Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes, based on Ernest Hemingway’s acclaimed novel.

September 11-14

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.

Friday October 11, 7pm

Stay tuned for some horror!

Friday October 18, 7pm

Yet another double feature from Alfred Hitchcock!

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

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.

Still to come in 2019