Tivoli Theatre

5021 Highland Avenue,
Downers Grove, IL 60515

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DavidZornig on January 29, 2014 at 9:53 am

Apparently the Tivoli Theatre is now also hosting live concerts. WXRT just announced a John Hiatt show for 02/26/14.

Mmandarano on September 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

Wow, wish I had a cinema near me like this! I’d be there every weekend.

Songb33 on September 27, 2013 at 11:08 am

The Tivoli is such a wonderful theater, we’ll drive the hour it takes to get there; always clean, always friendly, still feels like a small town old time theater…love going there!

sartana on September 4, 2013 at 4:01 am

Remodeling for better sound Boxoffice

DavidZornig on July 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

Here’s the link to the Geico commercial featuring the exterior of the Tivoli. I hope this works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjrXRXFCIwo

Tinseltoes on April 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Here’s a link to an auditorium view: flickr

Trolleyguy on April 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm

The exterior of this theater shows up in the new Geico commercial about the gecko ventroliquist. Not sure if the auditorium shots are from the theater, but there are a few organ chords thrown in at the end.

MustangMike on February 16, 2012 at 3:47 pm

I took my wife to see “The Artist” at the Tivoli on Valentine’s day. It was pretty cool to see this silent film, set in the 20’s and 30’s, in a theatre from 1928. Especially cool because the Tivoli was built to house talkie movies but openned with one of the last great silent films “Fazil”

BJMcBean on January 2, 2011 at 5:29 pm

Back in 1965, my parents and I traveled from Southern California to Illinois so they could visit friends and family in their old stomping grounds. Lucky for me, the Dave Clark 5 were out promoting their latest film and stopped by the Tivoli. They simply walked on stage, waved, and left. So, yes, Mary, I was there, too. After their appearance, I ran outside, under the arms of the police officers surrounding their tour bus, and got right up next to the bus. I just stood there with my mouth hanging open, too shy to try anything else.

Mary, if you see this, I have some great photos I took of the DC5 that day.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 23, 2010 at 10:48 am

Was there any relationship between Van Gunten and Van Gunten and Eugene De Rosa? To me the Tivoli looks similar to this place:

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DonLewis on June 6, 2010 at 9:20 pm

From 1949 a photo postcard of the Tivoli Theatre & Hotel in Downers Grove.

kunimo on May 17, 2010 at 1:01 am

Here is a photo taken at the Tivoli with the lights out, showing the proscenium arch and the organist playing the Mighty Wurlitzer.

malfitt on March 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I grew up in Downers Grove and went to the “Tiv” on a regular basis as a kid. I remember that in 1965 the Dave Clark 5 appeared at the Tivoli Theater because their movie was premiering one evening and they showed up on a bus. Does anyone else remember this? It did deteriorate over the years, but it has been renovated (not necessarily restored)to the previous grandeur. Glad to see D.G.’s old Grand Dame is surviving and thriving!

MPol on March 7, 2010 at 1:37 am

I wish there were more theatres like the Tivoli in the Bay State, and in New England, generally.

vicboda on October 2, 2009 at 12:21 pm

I remember the bowling alley around the corner had the best hot dogs.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on July 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm

This is a recent photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 8, 2009 at 10:31 am

Here are two more photos of the Tivoli:



Lost Memory
Lost Memory on April 7, 2009 at 4:19 pm

This is another shot of the Tivoli at night.

ledzilla on March 19, 2009 at 12:14 pm

For any of you that didn’t know, the Tivoli has seen some recent upgrades. During 2008 a digital projection system was installed, and within a few months of that it was upgraded to give digital 3D presentations.

MPol on January 15, 2009 at 10:45 pm

This looks like a wonderful theatre, both inside and out.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 15, 2009 at 8:22 pm

A 2009 photo can be seen here.