Tivoli Theater

6350 Delmar Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63130

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 5, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Wow. That is the very first concession booth I ever remember visiting. Amazing find!

Tinseltoes on August 5, 2012 at 9:13 am

Described in this 1977 trade article: Boxoffice

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 17, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Wow! The U-City Cinema! The place where this whole movie loving obsession of mine began some 36 years ago! Wish I could read what was on the marquee! Thanks again, Norman!

JAlex on January 31, 2011 at 9:39 am

My sources are contemporary (meaning 1924) St. Louis newspapers which are available at local libraries.

sophiek on September 24, 2010 at 11:21 am

Hey JAlex- what are your sources for info on the Tivoli? Am writing a report and need solid info.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on August 20, 2009 at 8:34 am

The one and only time I’ve ever seen “The Sound of Music” on the big screen, it was here! I also remember seeing a double feature of “Alien” & “The Man Who Fell To Earth” with my mom in the early 80’s. She covered my eyes through the majority of “TMWFTE” due to all the nude/love scenes.

KingBiscuits on June 18, 2009 at 3:47 am

This theatre now has REAL-D in one of their auditoriums. They are currently playing Up in that auditorium.

Kerry Manderbach
Kerry Manderbach on June 17, 2009 at 11:49 pm

When I went there from around 1980-85, they would have a printed program of all the films to be shown for the next few months. A typical weekend in U City would be: a bite to eat at Gyro’s Greek restaurant, see an oddball film at the Tivoli (for example “The Last Tango In Paris”), walk up to Blueberry Hill and hang out for a while, then down to the Varsity to experience “Rocky Horror” for the umpteenth time (and the Stooges too!) I was just at the Tivoli last week to watch a film I worked on for the 48 Hour Film Project. The Edwards have a great community spirit!

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on May 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Here is another 1985 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on January 23, 2009 at 4:59 pm

The expanded photo does look more distorted than the smaller version.

MPol on January 23, 2009 at 4:52 pm

It’s a little bit out of focus, but the Tivoli Theatre looks like a very attractive theatre.

JAlex on August 9, 2008 at 8:23 am

Sequence of names:

1924 – Tivoli
1969 – Magic Lantern
1974 – U-City
1977 – Tivoli.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on March 22, 2008 at 11:01 am

This is the Tivoli at night.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on December 28, 2007 at 9:07 am

And here is a December 2007 photo.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 7, 2007 at 7:26 am

This is a November 2007 view of the Tivoli Theater.

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Lost Memory on August 26, 2007 at 6:40 pm

A more recent photo of the Tivoli Theater can be seen here.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on June 23, 2007 at 12:45 pm

Here is a recent night view of the Tivoli Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on February 6, 2007 at 7:38 am

This is a recent close-up of the Tivoli entrance.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on November 14, 2006 at 1:49 pm

This is another recent photo of the Tivoli Theater.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on August 16, 2006 at 8:10 am

Here is a photo of the Tivoli Theater.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on July 8, 2005 at 7:34 am

Some of my earliest memories of going to the movies are at this theatre in the early-mid 1970’s. In those days, the place was known as the U-City Cinema and regularly featured double-feature programming.

misterbluesky on April 29, 2005 at 9:02 am

The seating may well have been close to 1,400 at one time. You must remember that seats at that time(1924), were narrow by today’s standards and ran from side to side with narrow aisles and precious little room between rows.

JamesGrebe on March 9, 2005 at 5:49 am

In 1923 The Kilgen Organ Co. installed a 2m/6r organ in a single chamber on the right side.It had a 5hp blower and a pressure of 10' wind. The chambers were up in the original part of the front. Behind all the draperies was still the orgianl stuff, though painted black. In a organ crawl through the chamber I found a few remnants of the organ. I was given permission by having a contact with Claudia Mink, a friend of the manager in the 1980’s For a 6 rank organ that blower size was large. Never found out where the organ wound up. Seeing that there were a few parts still in the chambers it was probably trashed and pitched.