Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Liberty Theater


Spotted this online today. The Liberty Theater in downtown Covington was my favorite theater growing up. The seats were uncomfortable but it was a gorgeous, old-style theater with statues and a fancy staircase up to the balcony, a lovely red carpet and a long hallway filled with posters and lobby cards of upcoming releases between the box office and the actual theater.

When the Liberty closed, either in 1970 or '71 as I recall, this was their final show. All seats were a dime  for that last week's program and popcorn was free. The bill was a long one consisting of one of the Robert Youngson feature-length compilations of comedy clips (not sure which one), Youngson's FURTHER PERILS OF LAUREL AND HARDY, W.C. Fields in THE FATAL GLASS OF BEER, an episode of Jay Ward's FRACTURED FLICKERS ("Dinky Dunston" the irreverent sendup of Chaney's silent classic, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME), and a whole passel of Ward and Total Television TV cartoons (a treat on the big screen!) including BULLWINKLE, GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE, TENNESSEE TUXEDO and UNDERDOG! 

For a dime!

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