Liberty Theatre

10 Liberty Street,
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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Previously operated by: Famous Players

Previous Names: Midtown Theatre

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Liberty Theatre

The Liberty Theatre opened October 28, 1914. The theatre was remodeled in August of 1930. The Liberty Theatre is listed in the 1956 Film Daily Yearbook with 750 seats. In 1957 it was briefly operated as the Midtown Theatre.

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on October 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

The November 4, 1914, issue of The New York Dramatic Mirror had this item:

“Poughkeepsie, N. Y.. adds the Liberty Theater, which opened on Oct. 28, to her list of new picture theaters. The house, which is under the management of Mr Dodds, has a seating capacity of 1,600. The opening attraction was ‘The Man on the Box.’”
CinemaTour gives the aka Midtown Theatre for this house, but doesn’t indicate when the name was used.

rivest266 on March 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm

October 28th, 1914 grand opening ad in photo section.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 17, 2021 at 2:22 am

By the mid-1920s, the Liberty Theatre was one of three houses in Poughkeepsie operated by the Famous Players circuit, who used it as a second-run house. A comment on the Bardavon page confirms that the Liberty in later years (1950s) operated as the Midtown Theatre.

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