Liberty Theatre Foundation

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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

Apr
8
Wed
6:30 pm EOFF Program Sneak Peek Party & ... @ Stage Door Theater
EOFF Program Sneak Peek Party & ... @ Stage Door Theater
Apr 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
EOFF Program Sneak Peek Party & Pass Sale @ Stage Door Theater | La Grande | Oregon | United States
Selected films, special events, musical guests, and venues will be announced! Trailers of selected EOFF2015 films will screen at 7:30 p.m. in the Stage Door Theatre. Take a tour of the Liberty Theatre to see where the renovations are headed.
Apr
17
Fri
all-day All’s Well That Ends Well @ Stage Door Theater
All’s Well That Ends Well @ Stage Door Theater
Apr 17 – Apr 19 all-day
La Grande Shakespeare Company presents All’s Well That Ends Well in the Stage Door Theater for three weekends,  April 17-19, 24-26 and May 1-3.  More information soon! Synopsis (via Wikipedia) Helena, the low-born ward of a Spanish countess, is in
Apr
24
Fri
all-day All’s Well That Ends Well @ Stage Door Theater
All’s Well That Ends Well @ Stage Door Theater
Apr 24 – Apr 26 all-day
La Grande Shakespeare Company presents All’s Well That Ends Well in the Stage Door Theater for three weekends,  April 17-19, 24-26 and May 1-3.  More information soon! Synopsis (via Wikipedia) Helena, the low-born ward of a Spanish countess, is in
May
1
Fri
6:00 pm All’s Well That Ends Well @ Stage Door Theater
All’s Well That Ends Well @ Stage Door Theater
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – May 3 @ 6:00 pm
La Grande Shakespeare Company presents All’s Well That Ends Well in the Stage Door Theater for three weekends,  April 17-19, 24-26 and May 1-3.  More information soon! Synopsis (via Wikipedia) Helena, the low-born ward of a Spanish countess, is in
May
8
Fri
all-day Eastern Oregon Film Festival @ Stage Door Theater
Eastern Oregon Film Festival @ Stage Door Theater
May 8 – May 9 all-day
Eastern Oregon Film Festival 2015 from Cody Gittings on Vimeo. EOFF is back at the Stage Door Theater. Watch for more details soon!

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