Liberty Theatre Foundation

Artist's Concept of Theatre interior

Artist’s Concept – Liberty Theatre, La Grande, Oregon
Gary Moses

Mission

The Liberty Theatre Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization. Our goal is to restore and operate the historic Liberty Theatre located at 1010 Adams Avenue in La Grande, Oregon.

The restored theater will serve the region as:

  •  A center for performing arts and education
  • An historic and cultural resource
  • An economic hub for the entire region
  • A venue for speakers, music, art, dance and theater

The  Liberty Theatre was opened as the Orpheum Theatre in 1910, operated as the Arcade from 1911 to 1930 and as the Liberty from 1959 when it was remodeled for commercial purposes. Initially serving as a cultural venue for vaudeville, traveling theater, early movies and a varied dance and music performances, the Liberty last served as a movie theater with an historic ambiance.

Originally seating 632 patrons, The Liberty Theatre survived several remodels, yet retained an historic flavor with a distinguishing balcony and stage, wall decor and wool carpeting, radiators, and unique chandelier and lighting features. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999 and was a contributing structure in the 2001 nomination for the La Grande Historic District.

 The Liberty Theater Foundation Board of Directors

  • Dale Mammen,  Chair
  • Doyle Slater, Vice Chair
  • Ted Kramer, Secretary
  • Mike Moeller, Treasurer
  • Chantell Cosner, Executive Director
  • Michael Heather
  • John Howard
  • Kara Rudd
  • Michael Jaeger

 

 

Upcoming Events

May
31
Sun
7:30 pm Cooper, Steele, Johnson & Steele @ Stage Door Theater
Cooper, Steele, Johnson & Steele @ Stage Door Theater
May 31 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cooper, Steele, Johnson & Steele @ Stage Door Theater | La Grande | Oregon | United States
The Cooper, Steele, Johnson & Steele ensemble promises to be an exciting evening of music from some of the finest musicians in the Grande Ronde Valley. Join us in the Stage Door Theater Sunday, May 31 at 7:30 PM. $5
Jun
27
Sat
5:30 pm Liberty Theatre Dessert Social @ The Market Place
Liberty Theatre Dessert Social @ The Market Place
Jun 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
There is nothing beats ice cream on a hot summer day. It’s even better when you can enjoy it with your friends and support and amazing cause! Join the Liberty Theatre Foundation at the Market Place (1011 Washington) on Saturday,

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