Attempt to Save Tivoli From Demolition

posted by Hamiltonian on July 8, 2004 at 6:50 am

HAMILTON, ON — The following email was sent in by Loren Lieberman, Executive Director of Creative Arts @ the Tivoli Theatre:

“Hi Everyone,

I’m sure that most, if not all of you know what’s going on at the Tivoli. I’ll make it brief for those who don’t. Last Tuesday night part of the roof and wall on the third floor of the Tivoli collapsed. Since then, the city has removed the entire third and fourth floors of the building as well as the marquee.

Some city workers say the destruction will end there, some say the whole building is coming down. Just to be clear – the auditorium is fine and the last 1/3 of the lobby (closest to the auditorium) should come out unscathed, but we stand to lose the oldest part of the Tivoli (it was built as a carriage factory built in 1875).

We have not been able to gain access to the building since last Tuesday. All of our wardrobe and props department are on the second floor directly below the collapsed wall, so needless to say we are desperate to get in and get our stuff out. Also, we haven’t been able to retrieve any of our computers or files from the office, which is making the Festival of Friends, (just 4 weeks away), an even bigger challenge than it was before.

For years, we at the Tivoli and at Creative Arts have been screaming and jumping up and down at the City of Hamilton, trying to get them to understand the structural problems that the Tivoli was facing, and asking for their financial help to fix it before it…well…fell down. The Tivoli theatre is still owned by the Sniderman family (of Sam the Record Man fame), so it was never eligible for any federal or provincial funding.

For the past 6 years, Loren (Lieberman the general manager of the Tivoli Theatre) has been percieved as the boy who cried wolf by both the City of Hamilton and the Sniderman family, neither believing that the situation could be as bad as he said it was, even though we had architects and engineers from the City look at, and assess the building many times.

The City has never enforced the property standards act on this building, becuase then they would have to do the same for the Lister Block or any of the plethora of deteriorating and depreciating buildings of which downtown Hamilton can boast. Downtown Hamilton is deteriorating at a rapid rate, and despite the many businesses who are being forced to close because no one is interested in coming downtown, His Worship Mayor DiIanni insists that everthing is fine.

This Friday evening, starting at 4pm, we are asking that you come down to the Tivoli Theatre (108 James Street North) and not only show your support for this beautiful building, but also show the City your disatisfaction at the lack of support, financial and otherwise, for heritage buildings, Hamilton revitalization and downtown in general.

Please come, and please bring your children, your grandparents, your next door neighbour who doesn’t speak any english, everyone you know who cares about this city. We need to show city council that we do care about what happens to Hamilton’s downtown and the buildings and businesses and businesses who make it what it is.

Thank you,

Loren Lieberman
Executive Director
Creative Arts @ the Tivoli Theatre
108 James Street North
Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K7"

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Comments (4)

hamiltonmark
hamiltonmark on November 6, 2004 at 1:52 am

Years from now, the City of Hamilton will regret that it did not stand up and save the last theatre of it’s kind in Hamilton. I was fortunate to see a movie at either the Palace or Capital before they were both torn down in 1972 and the city again did not save one of these because it had Hamilton Place in the works. These two theatres would match any theatre that the City of Toronto has. Mark

Seanj
Seanj on February 26, 2005 at 4:04 pm

I actually have a little bit of footage on mini dv of the Tivoli prior to the collapse. There are perhaps five shots in total. A wide shot with some traffic going by and a few shots of the marquee and windows, plus a close up of a pigeon walking along the sign. The Marquee was advertising Shane. I can’t remember when it would have bee, but I remember it being a cold day.

Anna23
Anna23 on April 24, 2018 at 11:57 am

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Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days offers to play for the famous gang of colorful bandits who never call each other real names – only Mr. Pink, Mr. Blue, Mr. Brown, Mr. White and so on. Pink and Brown, it’s clear that the nicknames do not like, but there’s nothing to do – everyone is already used to it. Outwardly, they are only remotely similar to movie actors – despite the presence of Lionsgate in the credits, the developers were not able to obtain the appropriate rights.

For the same reason, the plot of the film in this game, unlike the shooter of 2006, Reservoir Dogs, does not repeat directly. Yes, it really is not. Our bandits are engaged in what they do best: under the leadership of the boss Joe Cabbot they go to different places to rob, kill, and then kill and rob. New locations are gradually opening on the global map: offices, banks, jewelry stores, warehouses, hotels and even pig farms, where everything repeats – we go in, assess the situation and after a couple of phrases in a firm laconic and ironic style (“Shut up.” And let’s get out of here! “) We begin the robbery. In the process, we clean the safes, boxes, pockets of civilians and shoot back from the policemen who flee from all sides.

Cops are always much larger, they surround and pinch, and at the exit from the establishments, when our heroes need to get to the point of evacuation and get into the car, as a rule, they are always waiting for dozens of police cars with flashing lights. Accordingly, everything goes very fast, bloody and furious – as it should be in the game for such a film. Levels are quickly flooded with blood, while civilians constantly run and yell, involuntarily substituting under our bullets.

For each murder of an innocent fines, as well as for repeated attempts to pass the level, but as a result, money earned for the mission of the money is still enough to unblock the next case and buy a new weapon that gradually becomes available as we progress. Then this “trunk” can equip the selected “dogs” before the next task. And to take with them on business, as a rule, only two or three Misters are allowed.

All “dogs” differ in several characteristics – speed, vitality and dexterity. Mr. Brown, for example, is healthier than Mr. Pink, but he is much faster. Plus, everyone has his passive skill: the same Brown freely carries large “guns” and money bags of any size, Pink gets 15% more money for each raid, and, for example, an experienced one who has not been in a mess. Mr. Blue faster than others restores health.

But all this is not so important as the ability to competently use the system of rewinding time, which in Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days is the basis of all tactical mechanics. The bottom line is that initially we manage only the leader of the group that came to the case, for example, Mr. Brown. You can try in his role to shoot everyone and get to the door, but then still have to rewind the time and switch to some Mr. White or Pink and bring them to the same door – to go further, you need to collect at the transition point all the wards.

If Brown was killed during those seconds when you ran it, the time will automatically rewind and suggest you take control of the next character to try and save the leader. The latter will repeat all those actions that you have already committed, and his partner is given exactly as many seconds as the control session of the first character lasted. Do not have time to prevent the death of the leader, or this Mr. will also be killed – everything, “geymover.”

At first, in all this, it’s not so easy to understand – it seems that the system is illogical, stupid and idle. But then, when you get used to it, this mechanics opens up to the full and allows you to go out of any trouble tactfully and tactfully. You begin already and forcibly rewind time, now and then switching between different “dogs”, correctly arranging them and covering each other, because you already know where the cops will run from when and who will shoot the head of Orange. As a result, it turns out to act almost simultaneously, and for the implementation of such joint attacks on the results of the mission, we are rewarded.

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days – a pretty isometric tactic, something that at the same time resembles the Super Time Force and Hotline Miami . But at the same time there is a special zest, a corporate bloody style, music that is recognizable by its mood and, in general, the atmosphere of the debut film by Quentin Tarantino .

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