Theatres, theaters in Astoria Oregon

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Theaters in Astoria Oregon

Shanghaied In Astoria


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Shanghaied in Astoria, presented by the Astor Street Opry Company, invites the family to get involved, from boos to cheers and throwing popcorn at the villian. Runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, July and August In Astoria at 129 West Bond Street (503) 325-6104.
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Liberty Theater

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On the National Registry of Historic Places, circa 1925, the Liberty Theater It is one of only a few U.S. theaters built in the Italian Renaissance style, complete with ornate Italian Renaissance architecture.
Events Booking and General Information
503.738.0313

Website: http://www.liberty-theater.org/

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Opening night, 1925. Photo courtesy: THE COMPLEAT PHOTOGRAPHER
 
The Liberty Theatre opened in 1925. A Style F "Special" Wurlitzer, opus 949, was shipped from the factory in November 1924. The "Special" designation was due to the addition of a marimba and piano.
 
Click for a larger version of this image (22K) In 1930, the organ was removed and sold to the Mayan Theatre in Denver, Colorado. This disagrees with the Judd Walton opus lists which indicate 1926 as the removal date.
 
<--- The inscription here was found on the empty organ chamber wall during a recent rennovation of the theatre. It is 2-3 feet long, written with heavy black pencil. Photo courtesy Larry Bryant.
 
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Commercial Street, c.1930s
 
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Commercial Street, c.1940s. Liberty Theatre on left.
 

Commercial Street, c.1953. Liberty Theatre on right.
 
In 1945, the organ was sold to R.C. & Edith Maddy of Denver. It was removed over the course of three years and eventually installed in their home.
 
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Edith Maddy with the console
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R.C. in the chamber
 
In the mid-1930's, another Wurlitzer was installed at the Liberty Theatre. It was the 2/4 Style B from the Astoria Theatre. It remained there until 1954 when it was purchased by Bill Blunk.


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Clatsop Community Performing Arts Center
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Clatsop Community College's Arts & Ideas program encompasses a wide spectrum of cultural activities. Presented in a setting of artistry and education, the program provides opportunities for creativity and learning for both artists and audience.
Web Site: http://www.clatsopcc.edu/arts&ideas/

Clatsop Community College Theatre Production
Performing Arts Center
1653 Jerome Astoria, Oregon
For more Information: 503-338-2473