The Liberty Theater has been an Astoria landmark since 1925. Built just three years after the devastating fire that destroyed 30 blocks of downtown Astoria, the theater is constructed in the Italian Renaissance style. It featured 12 original oil paintings, all scenes of Venice, by the renowned regional artist Joseph Knowles. The interior also features a rich architectural fabric of ornamental plaster, which is entirely intact, and elegant lighting fixtures.
Originally designed for vaudeville and silent movie performances. Later it was adapted for motion pictures with sound and has also seen many live performances.
Since 2000, the Liberty Theater has been owned by a private, non-profit group that has been dedicated to preserving and restoring the elegance of the original theater while equipping it for a variety of public performances. Its efforts have been assisted by the City of Astoria and other funding sources.
Location: 12th and Commercial
Astoria Oregon 97103