New Liberty In Oregon

The Pacific Northwest has a new music venue that’s not so new after all.

Astoria, Ore.’s 80-year-old Liberty Theater, formerly a dilapidated movie duplex, has undergone an eight-month, $1.9 million restoration that includes an enlarged stage, new lighting and speaker systems, carpeting, seats and an elevator.

Ornate plaster work and the auditorium’s chandelier have been carefully restored and a replica of the original glass and metal canopy and vertical “Liberty” sign grace the outside of the 600-capacity venue.

Instead of showing movies, the Liberty will serve as a performing arts center, with its restored mezzanine capable of hosting large receptions and events.

In addition to classical music and theatre events, the Liberty Theater has Phil Vassar on the books September 2nd and Patty Loveless is to perform November 17th.