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Exciting Updates and a Call to Action: The Liberty Theater Needs Your Help!

Dear Murphysboro and Southern Illinois Community,

The Historic Liberty Theater has been a cherished landmark in our town for decades, and we are thrilled to share some exciting updates! Thanks to the hard work of our new board and the generous support of Revitalize 62966, we’ve made significant strides in bringing our theater up to the highest standards of maintenance and technology.


New Enhancements at The Liberty Theater

🎶 New Sound System Our brand new state-of-the-art sound system is now in place (thanks Revitalize 62966!), ready to enhance the experience for music acts and ensure that our regular performers sound better than ever.


📽️ New Projection Screen For the first time in decades, we have a brand new projection screen, replacing our old, stained one. This upgrade will provide a much-improved viewing experience for all our movie nights.


💡 Stage Lighting With new stage lighting, our performances will shine brighter and more vividly, adding to the overall atmosphere and enjoyment.


🍿 Lobby Renovations and Concessions We are currently renovating our lobby to make it more welcoming and comfortable. We've also added a new popcorn machine and a restaurant-grade bottle cooler, now serving Fitz soda and Big Muddy Root Beer, ensuring that our concession stand meets modern standards while maintaining a touch of classic charm.


How You Can Help

While we are thrilled with the progress we've made, we still need your help to complete our final projects and fully reopen in August.


🔨 Contractors Needed We need skilled carpenters and construction contractors to help build a new bar for our concession stand and a sound booth in the auditorium. We’re working with Wright Building Center for materials, but we need skilled hands to bring these projects to life.


Electricians Needed Our theater requires some electrical updates. We’re looking for electricians willing to donate their time or offer discounted labor to help us modernize our electrical systems.

🧱 Concrete Contractor Needed To pour the foundation for our new mixing booth, we need the assistance of a concrete contractor who can offer their services for free or at a reduced cost.


💖 Community Donations In addition to skilled labor, we also welcome donations from our community to help us maintain our historic building and the technical equipment needed to keep the theater running smoothly.


Contact Information

If you are a contractor or know someone who can help, please contact us at historiclibertytheater@gmail.com. Your contribution will make a lasting impact on preserving Murphysboro history and ensuring The Liberty Theater continues to be a cornerstone of our community.


This is a hopeful and slightly triumphant moment for us. The Liberty Theater is poised to reopen in full force, ready to book incredible entertainment for the people of Murphysboro and Southern Illinois. But we can’t do it without your support.


Thank you for your continued support and generosity. Together, we can ensure the Liberty Theater remains a vibrant part of our town for generations to come.


With gratitude,The Liberty Theater Team


Stay tuned for more updates, and don’t forget to follow us on social media for the latest news and events at The Liberty Theater!


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