Tivoli Theatre

425 Westport Road,
Kansas City, MO 64111

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rivest266 on July 30, 2015 at 9:54 pm

September 29th, 1972 grand opening ad in photo section.

Mikesaccone on May 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

I played across the street at “Stanford and sons Comedy club” And my friend Dan Waters was the MC for the “Rocky Horror” shows. Summer Ship was the owner at the time (Early 80’s). Real nice gal.

photopro on August 31, 2012 at 6:18 am

This was THE place to see the Rocky Horror Picture Show back in the late 70s / early 80s. They played it on Fridays and Saturdays and would sell out the show within minutes of opening the box office each day. I saw it there twice in the 80s (with a date who saw it hundreds of times there. We had to skip out of high school at lunch on a Friday morning to drive down to the theater.) They used to have something on the wall about how many consecutive showings of the film they had sold out. It was a very large number!

Carlj on August 22, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Dad took me to see Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians here back in 1974 and it was the Bijou at that time.

kcfan on May 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Claydoh, The photo linked with cinematour should be the building just west of Blayney’s, 425 Westport Road, with the one-story, terra cotta-ornamented front. After the theater closed in 1998, it became part of Matsu, a sushi restaurant. Prior to being named The Tivoli, it was known as The Bijou, owned and operated by the late Summer Shipp. The theater capacity was 104 seats and not 426.

claydoh77 on November 22, 2004 at 7:25 am

A photo of this building in its current use as Blaney’s Pub can be seen at: