Liberty Theatre

221 E. Main Street,
Johnson City, TN 37604

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Liberty Theater space 2020

The Liberty Theatre was opened in Summer of 1918. It was closed in 1954. It became a clothing store in March 1955. In 2022 it is occupied by a plant store/florists.

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BannerJohn1954 on December 9, 2007 at 3:38 pm

the building still stands. At one time it was a clothing store,now I think an antique shop or something. My uncle who is 86 says he used to go there to watch the b-westerns. It wasn’t exactly the fanciest theater in town.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 14, 2018 at 7:12 pm

The Liberty Theatre was at 221 E. Main Street, according to this article. The Liberty was in operation from 1929 to 1956.

Ripshin on January 31, 2020 at 11:16 pm

Had no idea that this had been a theater. It must have been quite small.

Ripshin on February 3, 2020 at 4:47 pm

I have just added a pic from today, Feb 3, 2020. The location is restored, although I am not sure how historically “correct.” It is a “hemp” store now. Various buildings on the street are undergoing “restoration,” although facades are not necessarily original.

50sSNIPES on March 6, 2022 at 9:29 am

Actually, according to the Johnson City Staff, the Liberty Theatre opened sometime during the second quarter of 1918 running a mix of movies and special events, and was first managed by a guy simply known as Mr. Babb (despite some revenue I found, its opening date has been lost as of now).

After closing as a movie house for the final time in 1954, the theater was converted into a Vogue clothing store which opened in March 1955.

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