Tivoli Theatre

216-18 S. 6th Street,
Springfield, IL 62701

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DavidZornig on October 16, 2017 at 1:03 pm

Circa October 1950 photo added credit Springfield Rewind Facebook page. WMAY went on the air in October 1950, and their banner is over the street. Errol Flynn’s “Captain Blood” is part of a double feature at the Tivoli.

rivest266 on July 27, 2015 at 1:18 pm

July 27th, 1929 grand opening ad in photo section.

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Joe Vogel on November 15, 2013 at 11:18 pm

Re kenmcintyre’s previous comment: was the name Lyric Theatre restored to this house in its last years, or was there a third Lyric in Springfield, or did Boxoffice just make a mistake?

In any case, this was the Lyric Theatre that was designed by Helmle & Helmle. It’s possible that one or another of the Helmles also designed the first Lyric, across the street (a storefront conversion), as members of the family were among Springfield’s busiest architects during the late 19th-early 20th centuries, but I haven’t found documentation.

kencmcintyre on December 10, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Here is an item from a May 1954 issue of Box Office magazine:

SPRINGFIELD, ILL-The Frisina Amusement Company has closed the doors of its Lyric Theater here and is now removing all equipment. Future plans for the building are indefinite.