Tivoli Cinemas

4050 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Tivoli Cinema, Kansas City, Missouri

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The Tivoli Theatre opened in a Colonial style red brick building as a single screen. It was later tripled and called the Manor 3. It got the name form its location in Manor Square in the Westport area. It was later given the name of the Tivoli Cinemas. The Tivoli Cinemas is noted for its quality first run art and independent films.

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claydoh77
claydoh77 on November 18, 2004 at 6:06 am

I’ve been to this theatre many times but never went to the other theatres by the same name in Kansas City (one was before my time), were these all affiliated & just a change of location? 2420 Indiana, Kansas City, MO 64127 (1937-1951 now a sign company) & 425 Westport Rd Kansas City MO 64111 (1976-1998 now Blaney’s Pub).

cpurv69
cpurv69 on February 6, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I believe the “Manor” part of the name comes from being located in the building which used to house Manor Bakeries.

Michael R. Rambo Jr.
Michael R. Rambo Jr. on February 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm

In the 1980’s, this theatre was operated by AMC Theatres, and was known as “AMC Manor Square 3”

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on October 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I went to see Arbitrage here today. Though hidden above a number of office buildings, it’s a place with a lot of charm once you take the stairway up to the theatre. Though the auditoriums are obviously of the split variety (you can tell as the seating arrangements were never redone) and the seats are old, they are very comfortable.

Another nice touch is the old posters that adorn the lobby (mostly Godard and Truffaut) and even the projection booth (I noticed an original one-sheet for The Gauntlet when I went in and peeked at the projection window).

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