Liberty Theatre

Falsettos at Liberty

Falsettos is a Tony Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by William Finn (and also a book by Finn and James Lapine) that follows the story of Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason, his gay lover Whizzer Brown, and his neighbors Cordelia and Dr. Charlotte. The musical (which is actually two musicals, “March of the Falsettos” and “Falsettoland,” the last two installments in one trio of one-act Off-Broadway musicals, beginning with “In Trousers”) premiered on Broadway in 1992 and won two Tony Awards. It was nominated for five more Tony Awards when it was revived on Broadway in 2016.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas is showing this Tony-nominated revival, which was captured live from the Walter Kerr Theater in Lincoln Center and formatted for the cinema, at 12:55 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. Tickets are $15 for adults or $12 for students and seniors. The Liberty Theatre is located at 315 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. Popcorn, ice cream, candy, craft beer, fine wine, and other goodies are available in the lobby to enjoy while you watch the musical. For more information about upcoming films at the beautifully restored Liberty Theatre, which just turned 90 years old this year, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Bullitt at Liberty

It’s the 49th anniversary of the classic film Bullitt—and July 8 is also the Camas Classic Car Show! Clearly, the two classics belong together. The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas is happy to make this match with three special showings of Bullitt: at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 7, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. It will be shown in the Main Theatre and all seats are just $6.

The movie, originally released in 1968, stars Steve McQueen at Bullitt, a character who is the personification of cool with his Ford Mustang GT390. The Mustang’s nemesis is a black Dodge Charger 440 R/T. When the bad guys in the Charger try to follow and ambush Bullitt, he suddenly appears in their rear view mirror: one of the great visuals in cinematic history.

Fun fact: the Mustang driven in the movie was thought to be lost in the mists of history, but it recently turned up in Mexico. You can read all about it in this fascinating article from Car and Driver.

For more information about upcoming films at the beautifully restored Liberty Theatre, which just turned 90 years old this year, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Bullitt at Liberty

It’s the 49th anniversary of the classic film Bullitt—and July 8 is also the Camas Classic Car Show! Clearly, the two classics belong together. The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas is happy to make this match with three special showings of Bullitt: at 6 p.m. on Friday, July 7, at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 8, and at 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 9. It will be shown in the Main Theatre and all seats are just $6.

The movie, originally released in 1968, stars Steve McQueen at Bullitt, a character who is the personification of cool with his Ford Mustang GT390. The Mustang’s nemesis is a black Dodge Charger 440 R/T. When the bad guys in the Charger try to follow and ambush Bullitt, he suddenly appears in their rear view mirror: one of the great visuals in cinematic history.

Fun fact: the Mustang driven in the movie was thought to be lost in the mists of history, but it recently turned up in Mexico. You can read all about it in this fascinating article from Car and Driver.

For more information about upcoming films at the beautifully restored Liberty Theatre, which just turned 90 years old this year, visit www.camasliberty.com.

$1 Showing of Beauty and the Beast at Liberty

The film will be shown at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, and—are you ready for this?—all tickets are just $1. Popcorn, ice cream, candy, craft beer, fine wine, and other goodies are available in the lobby to enjoy while you watch the movie (and sing along, if you’re so moved).

To learn more about the Liberty’s history, including the fact that it was originally called The Granada, click here: http://www.historylink.org/File/5125. For a list of 15 interesting facts you might not know about The Princess Bride, click here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/62073/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-princess-bride. To find out more about upcoming films, showtimes, and ticket prices at the Liberty Theatre, visit www.camasliberty.com.

See Beauty and the Beast for $1 at the Liberty

The beautifully restored (and air conditioned!) Liberty Theatre turned 90 on Wednesday, June 14! To show its gratitude to the community, the theater is hosting Customer Appreciation Day. Audiences are invited to a special screening of Disney’s recently released live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson (of Harry Potter fame) and Dan Stevens (of Downton Abbey fame), as well as marvelous performances by Kevin Kline, Luke Evans, Sir Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha Raw, and Audra McDonald.

The film will be shown at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, June 24, and—are you ready for this?—all tickets are just $1. Popcorn, ice cream, candy, craft beer, fine wine, and other goodies are available in the lobby to enjoy while you watch the movie (and sing along, if you’re so moved).

To learn more about the Liberty’s history, including the fact that it was originally called The Granada, click here: http://www.historylink.org/File/5125. For a list of 15 interesting facts you might not know about The Princess Bride, click here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/62073/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-princess-bride. To find out more about upcoming films, showtimes, and ticket prices at the Liberty Theatre, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Liberty Theatre Turns 90 + Showing of The Princess Bride

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas turns 90 on Wednesday, June 14. This lovingly restored historic theater is celebrating with a special screening of The Princess Bride, which turns a sprightly 30 this year. There will be free Liberty Theatre commemorative posters for the first 100 guests, plus some movie swag. Admission to the show is just $3 per person, and everyone is welcome. Popcorn, ice cream, candy, craft beer, fine wine, and other goodies are available in the lobby.

The Princess Bride—originally released in 1987 and still rated PG!—is the perfect family-friendly film to help the theater commemorate the day its doors opened on June 14, 1927 (hey, that’s even older than the Kiggins!). The film, which will be shown at 5:30 p.m., features swashbuckling swordplay, a gentle giant, a wisecracking pirate, a determined princess, some political intrigue, and some kissing. Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Chris Sarandon, a very young Fred Savage and a very old Peter Falk. The movie delights audiences by never taking itself too seriously while at the same time taking love very seriously indeed.

To learn more about the Liberty’s history, including the fact that it was originally called The Granada, click here: http://www.historylink.org/File/5125. For a list of 15 interesting facts you might not know about The Princess Bride, click here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/62073/15-things-you-might-not-know-about-princess-bride. To find out more about upcoming films, showtimes, and ticket prices at the Liberty Theatre, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

If you missed “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” at the Kiggins Theatre, don’t fret—it’s playing at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. This film celebrates the groundbreaking music of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

The film will play in the Liberty’s Granada Studio. Tickets are $8 for all seats. Theater-style refreshments are available in the lobby, as are craft beers and fine wines. For more information about upcoming films at this restored landmark historical theater, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

If you missed “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” at the Kiggins Theatre, don’t fret—it’s playing at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. This film celebrates the groundbreaking music of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

The film will play in the Liberty’s Granada Studio. Tickets are $8 for all seats. Theater-style refreshments are available in the lobby, as are craft beers and fine wines. For more information about upcoming films at this restored landmark historical theater, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary

If you missed “Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary” at the Kiggins Theatre, don’t fret—it’s playing at the Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas at 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, and again at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 21. This film celebrates the groundbreaking music of jazz legend John Coltrane.

Chasing Trane is the definitive documentary film about an outside-the-box thinker with extraordinary talent whose boundary-shattering music continues to impact and influence people around the world. This smart, passionate, thought-provoking and uplifting documentary is for anyone who appreciates the power of music to entertain, inspire and transform. Written and directed by critically-acclaimed documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon and Who Is Harry Nilsson…?), the film is produced with the full participation of the Coltrane family and the support of the record labels that collectively own the Coltrane catalog. Scheinfeld brings his strong story-telling skills to the creation of a rich, textured and compelling narrative that takes the audience to unexpected places.

The film will play in the Liberty’s Granada Studio. Tickets are $8 for all seats. Theater-style refreshments are available in the lobby, as are craft beers and fine wines. For more information about upcoming films at this restored landmark historical theater, visit www.camasliberty.com.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Can you simply not get enough of the grown-up Daniel Radcliffe? The young star of Harry Potter, and the older star of the bleakly atmospheric Woman in Black—among other edgier offerings such as Extras, Horns, and A Young Doctor’s Notebook—can be seen in a new production of the classic Tom Stoppard play, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Costarring Joshua McGuire (About Time, Cinderella, and The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution), Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situational comedy was captured live at The Old Vic theatre in London and has been reformatted for cinema viewing.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will offer two showings of the play at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in its Granada Studio. Running time is a whopping three hours and 20 minutes, so you might want to stop in the lobby and get plenty of popcorn, nachos, and other refreshments, including craft beer and wine. Tickets are $18.50 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.

Special Mother’s Day Showing of “The Secret Garden” at The Liberty Theatre

When haughty, self-centered Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is sent to the English countryside after the death of her parents, she slowly learns to appreciate life, both of the human and plant variety. Filled with gorgeous landscapes and a delicious amount of family secrets, this film is the perfect excuse to celebrate mothers and daughters while sipping on tea and nibbling on treats. Just for the day, the theater will be turned into its own little secret garden as you come to adore Dickon (Andrew Knott), roll your eyes at Colin (Heydon Prowse), and live in respectful fear of Mrs. Medlock (the almighty Maggie Smith).

And here’s a bonus: bring your ticket stubs to Camas Antiques after the movie and enter a drawing for chances to win some wonderful prizes—and enjoy some complimentary Mother’s Day sweets. Eager shoppers can also visit the Secret Garden-themed window display during the days leading up to Mother’s Day for an opportunity to win passes to the film. Movie tickets are $6 each and can be purchased here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880812915523399/.

Secret Garden at The Liberty

Camas Antiques and the Liberty Theater are teaming up to offer a special Mother’s Day event: a one-time showing of the film, “The Secret Garden” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14. If you’ve already seen the 1993 version Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, you’ll savor this glorious adaptation for second (or third, or fourth) time. If you have yet to see it, you’re in for a treat. Here’s a recap of the story, just in case:

When haughty, self-centered Mary Lennox (Kate Maberly) is sent to the English countryside after the death of her parents, she slowly learns to appreciate life, both of the human and plant variety. Filled with gorgeous landscapes and a delicious amount of family secrets, this film is the perfect excuse to celebrate mothers and daughters while sipping on tea and nibbling on treats. Just for the day, the theater will be turned into its own little secret garden as you come to adore Dickon (Andrew Knott), roll your eyes at Colin (Heydon Prowse), and live in respectful fear of Mrs. Medlock (the almighty Maggie Smith).

And here’s a bonus: bring your ticket stubs to Camas Antiques after the movie and enter a drawing for chances to win some wonderful prizes—and enjoy some complimentary Mother’s Day sweets. Eager shoppers can also visit the Secret Garden-themed window display during the days leading up to Mother’s Day for an opportunity to win passes to the film. Movie tickets are $6 each and can be purchased here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1880812915523399/.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Can you simply not get enough of the grown-up Daniel Radcliffe? The young star of Harry Potter, and the older star of the bleakly atmospheric Woman in Black—among other edgier offerings such as Extras, Horns, and A Young Doctor’s Notebook—can be seen in a new production of the classic Tom Stoppard play, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Costarring Joshua McGuire (About Time, Cinderella, and The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution), Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situational comedy was captured live at The Old Vic theatre in London and has been reformatted for cinema viewing.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will offer two showings of the play at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in its Granada Studio. Running time is a whopping three hours and 20 minutes, so you might want to stop in the lobby and get plenty of popcorn, nachos, and other refreshments, including craft beer and wine. Tickets are $18.50 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.

Twelfth Night at the Liberty Theatre

Twelfth Night is chock-full of the kind of Shakespearean gems that literary minds like to quote and quote again: “If music be the food of love, play on…” and “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them,” and my favorite, “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”

You can hear these bot mots and far more in the National Theatre Live’s edgy interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved, most enduring comedic plays (that is to say, to quote the Bard himself, all’s well that ends well). In case you were snoozing during your English Lit classes, here’s a refresher:

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother, Sebastian, is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will be showing this adapted-for-the-screen production by England’s National Theater at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. Tickets are $18.50 general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead

Can you simply not get enough of the grown-up Daniel Radcliffe? The young star of Harry Potter, and the older star of the bleakly atmospheric Woman in Black—among other edgier offerings such as Extras, Horns, and A Young Doctor’s Notebook—can be seen in a new production of the classic Tom Stoppard play, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Costarring Joshua McGuire (About Time, Cinderella, and The Hour) and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The Witness for the Prosecution), Stoppard’s brilliantly funny situational comedy was captured live at The Old Vic theatre in London and has been reformatted for cinema viewing.

Against the backdrop of Hamlet, two hapless minor characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, take centre stage. As the young double act stumble their way in and out of the action of Shakespeare’s iconic drama, they become increasingly out of their depth as their version of the story unfolds.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will offer two showings of the play at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, and again at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, in its Granada Studio. Running time is a whopping three hours and 20 minutes, so you might want to stop in the lobby and get plenty of popcorn, nachos, and other refreshments, including craft beer and wine. Tickets are $18.50 general admission or $15 for students and seniors.

Above image: Daniel Radcliffe (you know which one he is) and Joshua McGuire

Twelfth Night at the Liberty Theatre

Twelfth Night is chock-full of the kind of Shakespearean gems that literary minds like to quote and quote again: “If music be the food of love, play on…” and “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them,” and my favorite, “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”

You can hear these bot mots and far more in the National Theatre Live’s edgy interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved, most enduring comedic plays (that is to say, to quote the Bard himself, all’s well that ends well). In case you were snoozing during your English Lit classes, here’s a refresher:

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother, Sebastian, is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will be showing this adapted-for-the-screen production by England’s National Theater at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. Tickets are $18.50 general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Twelfth Night at the Liberty

Twelfth Night is chock-full of the kind of Shakespearean gems that literary minds like to quote and quote again: “If music be the food of love, play on…” and “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them,” and my favorite, “Better a witty fool, than a foolish wit.”

You can hear these bot mots and far more in the National Theatre Live’s edgy interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved, most enduring comedic plays (that is to say, to quote the Bard himself, all’s well that ends well). In case you were snoozing during your English Lit classes, here’s a refresher:

A ship is wrecked on the rocks. Viola is washed ashore but her twin brother, Sebastian, is lost. Determined to survive on her own, she steps out to explore a new land. So begins a whirlwind of mistaken identity and unrequited love.

The nearby households of Olivia and Orsino are overrun with passion. Even Olivia’s upright housekeeper Malvolia is swept up in the madness. Where music is the food of love, and nobody is quite what they seem, anything proves possible.

The Liberty Theatre in downtown Camas will be showing this adapted-for-the-screen production by England’s National Theater at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3. Tickets are $18.50 general admission and $15 for students and seniors.

Above image: Phoebe Fox as Olivia

Deconstructing The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul”

In October 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task—produce a new album of original music for a Christmas release. Within one month, The Beatles had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums—Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides of the single, as well as the album, hit number one on the charts.

In “Deconstructing The Beatles’ Rubber Soul”—one of a series of documentary films about The Beatles’ albums—composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul. Learn the stores behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man,” and other classic Beatles songs. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. To learn more about the film, visit http://www.beatleslectures.com/.

The independent Liberty Theatre is showing this documentary at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, in its main theater. The film has a running time of one hour, 30 minutes. All tickets are $8. For more information about what else is playing at the Liberty this week, visit www.camasliberty.com. The Liberty Theatre is located at 315 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. Theater-style snacks and hot popcorn are available in the lobby, as is a selection of beer and wine to enjoy during the film.

Deconstructing The Beatles’ “Rubber Soul”

In October 1965, The Beatles were faced with an impossible task—produce a new album of original music for a Christmas release. Within one month, The Beatles had emerged with what many consider to be one of their greatest albums—Rubber Soul. They even had time to create a double A-side single, “We Can Work It Out” backed by “Day Tripper.” Both sides of the single, as well as the album, hit number one on the charts.

In “Deconstructing The Beatles’ Rubber Soul”—one of a series of documentary films about The Beatles’ albums—composer/producer Scott Freiman walks Beatles fans young and old through the creation of Rubber Soul. Learn the stores behind the creation of “Norwegian Wood,” “In My Life,” “Nowhere Man,” and other classic Beatles songs. Freiman conducts an educational journey into the creative process of The Beatles performances and recording sessions. To learn more about the film, visit http://www.beatleslectures.com/.

The independent Liberty Theatre is showing this documentary at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, in its main theater. The film has a running time of one hour, 30 minutes. All tickets are $8. For more information about what else is playing at the Liberty this week, visit www.camasliberty.com. The Liberty Theatre is located at 315 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. Theater-style snacks and hot popcorn are available in the lobby, as is a selection of beer and wine to enjoy during the film.

Deconstructing The Beatles’ “Revolver”

In “Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver,” composer/producer Scott Freiman takes Beatles fans into the studio with The Beatles as they create their groundbreaking 1966 album, Revolver. In many music polls, Revolver is rated the top album of all time. The 1966 album launched a period of studio experimentation for The Beatles that coincided with their decision to stop performing live. With memorable songs such as “Eleanor Rigby,” “Yellow Submarine,” and “Tomorrow Never Knows,” The Beatles pushed popular music to a place it had never been before.

Deconstructing The Beatles’ Revolver explores the revolutionary (at the time) production techniques that went into creating this landmark piece of music history. In addition to many of the tracks from Revolver, Freiman also explores the creation of two other songs recorded during the same time period, “Paperback Writer” and “Rain.” Moviegoers will get an educational journey into the creative process of Beatles’ performances and recording sessions.

The independent Liberty Theatre is showing this documentary at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, and at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, in its main theater. The film has a running time of one hour, 35 minutes. All tickets are $8. For more information about what else is playing at the Liberty this week, visit www.camasliberty.com. The Liberty Theatre is located at 315 N.E. 4th Ave. in downtown Camas. Theater-style snacks and hot popcorn are available in the lobby, as is a selection of beer and wine to enjoy during the film.