Tivoli Theater

820 W. Fifth Avenue,
Gary, IN 46402

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The Tivoli Theater lasted well into the 1970s, primarily as an adult theater on Fifth Avenue, west of downtown Gary.

The theater had a history as a regular movie house from its opening in 1928, but fell into decline as the remainder of the city declined. The theater ultimately closed, and like most of the other older theaters in the city, the building housing the old house was left to decay and was eventually demolished.

Contributed by Michael King

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on September 1, 2009 at 11:15 pm

The Tivoli was built in 1928 for Peter Kalleres. This was mentioned in his obituary, published in the January 23, 1943, issue of Boxoffice Magazine.

Matthew Prigge
Matthew Prigge on November 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

If anyone has any stories about going to/ working at this threatre in its adult days, I would love to hear them. I am chronicling the histories of adult theatres in the US. Please contact me at Thanks!

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