Tivoli Theatre

510 Flores Avenue,
Laredo, TX 78040

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Tivoli Theatre

Opening June 30, 1933, the Tivoli Theatre was designed by W. Scott Dunne as a reconstruction of the Strand Theatre. The Strand Theatre had been part of Robb & Rowley Theatres, along with the Rialto Theatre and Royal Theatre, since 1924.

Sanborn Maps of 1909 show a roofless moving picture theatre at this site. According to the Laredo Times, the completely new Strand Theatre opened February 22, 1915.

The Abilene Reporter-News reported on June 17, 1937, that United Artists Theatres had purchased one-half interest in the Robb-Rowley chain. At the time R&R had 80 locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. At its peak the R&R circuit had 135 locations and was renamed Rowley United Theatres in 1951. Film Daily Year Book 1951 lists the Tivoli Theatre with 878 seats.

In 1968 Rowley United Theatres became a division of United Artists Theatres and the Tivoli Theatre closed in 1969.

Contributed by Ron Pierce

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davidcoppock
davidcoppock on August 30, 2016 at 11:53 pm

It appears the Tivoli Theatre may been demolished or absorved into the building that is now Los Angeles Warhouse(childrens clothing) and Sanborns(Womens clothing) and another building behind(use and name unknown?).

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