Liberty 1 & 2 Theatres
708 N. Milwaukee Avenue,
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Styles: Streamline Moderne
Previous Names: Liberty Theatre, Liberty Twin Theatre
This was the 2nd Liberty Theatre to operate in Libertyville, IL (the first Liberty Theatre operated from 1915 to 1923). This Liberty Theatre opened on August 27, 1937 with Warner Baxter in “Slave Ship”. The Liberty Theatre was designed by architects Edward P. Rupert and William L. Pereira in the Art Moderne style including a stunning tall vertical sign. The façade was of cream-colored terra-cotta, trimmed in dark blue.
At some point, the Liberty Theatre lost its Moderne style façade, including the vertical sign, and compared to the original, the current one is rather plain.
The Liberty Theatre was converted at some point into a twin. It was until June 2006 part of the RMC chain, and then operated by “C” You at the Movies, Inc, along with the Antioch Theatre in Antioch, the Dune Theatres in Zion, and the McHenry Indoor and Outdoor Theatres in McHenry. The Liberty 1 & 2 Theatres was closed by Golden Age Cinemas at the end of January 2020.
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