Columbia County's center for culture & the performing arts in Southeast Washington
Owned and operated by Touchet Valley Arts Council in historic Dayton, Washington
Reopening February 26-27-28 with a free movie!
In-Person Movies! Popcorn! Etc.
Air purifiers and enhanced fresh air exchange indoors!
Socially distanced seating at 25% capacity, 6 ft distance, for a while.
Maximum 6 per group.
View TVAC's Pandemic Safety Policy HERE.
We Need Your Performances!
A Virtual Variety Show,
planned for March 26
Submit entries by March 12.
See Special Events Page for more.
THE MASK OF ZORRO (1998)
This was the first movie shown when the Liberty Theater reopened in 2001 after restoration.
And Zorro also had to wear a mask!
Reserved seating is required. Please sign up online in advance. Tickets may be available at the door, if there are seats left. Please arrive extra-early for that.
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
There will be no service fee for online movie tickets (different than for live shows)
Rated PG-13 for some intense action and violence. I would also caution smoking and some suggestive scenes. Graphic violence is disturbing at times. I do not recommend it for children or young teens. -M.E.L.
Please show up early for concessions to prevent crowding in the lobby.
Mask or face covering, including the nose and mouth, is required throughout the theater, including the lobby, aisles, and theater seats at all times*. If you can't wear a mask, maybe you shouldn't come to the theater yet.
*Mask may be removed only while seated in your seat and eating or drinking, but then must be put back on.
We need your cooperation with COVID precautions or we can't stay open.
NEW FRESH AIR INTAKE CONTROL! Liberty has installed a fresh air intake controller, on our rooftop heat pump, that lets us easily adjust up to 100% outside air intake, for up to 4 air exchanges per hour in the theater auditorium! (when outside air temperature permits. Usually it will be less.)
Together with our new HEPA indoor air purifiers, this will give cleaner air quality to reduce worry about COVID-19 in the theater.
WORKING WASHINGTON 3 GRANT
We were fortunate to receive a CARES Act grant of $12,500, for COVID related support, from the Washington State Department of Commerce, disbursed by CDP Washington, and coordinated to us by Port of Columbia.
We express our sincere gratitude to those agencies for this support.
Our Virtual Performance of
A Christmas Carol!
was Wednesday, December 23, at 7 PM
The link to view the recording is now posted on the Special Events Page.
LIBERTY THEATER'S ANNUAL APPEAL RESULTS
Thank you all for your generous support of our Annual Appeal. As of early February, we have received donations totaling $37,250, greatly exceeding our expectations! And thanks to All-in-WA, the donations made through Blue Mountain Community Foundation will bring us another $31,320 in matching funds in March.
We are financially stable, thanks to donations, grants, and CARES funds, despite facing extra COVID costs and prolonged theater closure. We still expect reduced audience sizes, probably for many months, even after we reopen. We expect to depend more heavily on donations this coming year because our ticket income and concessions income will be much reduced. We have added 2 indoor HEPA air purifiers, and an outside air intake controller, to help make air quality in the theater safe for you.
Annual Appeal donations are considered unrestricted and will usually all be used for Operations.
ARTS WASHINGTON GRANT RECEIVED
Arts Washington recently awarded a $5,000 support grant to the Touchet Valley Arts Council, owner and operator of Dayton's historic Liberty Theater. The Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA) in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Commerce made the CARES relief funding available to Washington State arts and cultural organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic through the grant application process.
The review panel consisting of ArtsWA staff, ArtsWA commissioners, and community members evaluated applications based on criteria including financial need, arts and cultural programming, and the community served by the organization.
UPDATE Dec. 17: ArtsWA has awarded an additional $5,000 grant! Double our thanks to those agencies!
Thanks to OCF and the C.M. Bishop Jr. Family Fund for critical support during COVID-19.
Our thanks to Humanities Washington, affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, for generous support during COVID-19.
Support during COVID-19 has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor
Thanks to PSE for funds to enhance the safety of our building.
Thanks to Blue Mountain Community Foundation for partnering with us both in our Summer kids program, and in our balcony remodel project. Learn about it HERE.
Thanks to Innovia for support of our Summer Cultural Enrichment Program through Columbia County Children's Fund.
Thanks to the Murdock Trust for support in the original building purchases and renovations of the Liberty Theater and Annex renovation.
Thanks to the Sherwood Trust for support in the original building purchases and renovations of the Liberty Theater and Annex renovation.
Thanks to ArtsWA (The Washington State Arts Commission), and the Washington State Department of Commerce for a CARES Act grant to support operations during COVID-19.