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,  C0-Chair
  • Michael Jaeger, Co-Chair
  • Doyle Slater, Vice Chair
  • Ted Kramer, Secretary
  • Mike Moeller, Treasurer
  • Kara Rudd
  • Brent Smith
  • Michael Heather
  • Bart Dickison
  • Steve Hendrix

 

 

Upcoming Events

Sep
2
Fri
8:00 pm Anna Tivel w/Jeffrey Martin and ... @ Stage Door Theater
Anna Tivel w/Jeffrey Martin and ... @ Stage Door Theater
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Join us Sept. 2, when the lovely Anna Tivel returns to the Stage Door with her raw but warm and authentic sounds. Her recently released album “Heroes Waking Up” highlights Anna’s love of quiet stories. She’s joined on this tour
Sep
9
Fri
6:30 pm La Grande Shakespeare Co. fundra... @ Looking Glass Books
La Grande Shakespeare Co. fundra... @ Looking Glass Books
Sep 9 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The La Grande Shakespeare Company will host a gala fundraiser and 2016-2017 Season Announcement party from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. September 9th at Looking Glass Books (2110 Adams Ave., La Grande). *See performances from some of our past productions, along
8:00 pm The Guys @ Stage Door Theater
The Guys @ Stage Door Theater
Sep 9 @ 8:00 pm
The Guys @ Stage Door Theater | La Grande | Oregon | United States
The Guys, a play written by Anne Nelson, pays tribute to the fallen of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Bridger Adkison and Jeanie Nickel produce the show to pay tribute to the 15th anniversary of the tragedy. The Guys is
Sep
10
Sat
8:00 pm The Guys @ Stage Door Theater
The Guys @ Stage Door Theater
Sep 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Guys @ Stage Door Theater | La Grande | Oregon | United States
The Guys, a play written by Anne Nelson, pays tribute to the fallen of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Bridger Adkison and Jeanie Nickel produce the show to pay tribute to the 15th anniversary of the tragedy. The Guys is
Sep
11
Sun
2:00 pm The Guys @ Stage Door Theater
The Guys @ Stage Door Theater
Sep 11 @ 2:00 pm
The Guys @ Stage Door Theater | La Grande | Oregon | United States
The Guys, a play written by Anne Nelson, pays tribute to the fallen of the September 11th terrorist attacks. Bridger Adkison and Jeanie Nickel produce the show to pay tribute to the 15th anniversary of the tragedy. The Guys is