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New Tivoli Theatre Exhibit Opening at Downers Grove Museum

Chicago Tribune – Trib Local ~ July 2, 2014


 

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New Tivoli Theatre Exhibit Opening at Downers Grove Museum

 

Going to watch a movie at the Tivoli Theatre has been a popular night out in Downers Grove for over 80 years, and a new museum exhibit will chart how the experience has transformed from silent, black and white movies to today's 3D blockbusters.

The Movie Magic: Celebrating 86 Years of the Tivoli Theatre exhibition will open at the Downers Grove Museum on July 11. The exhibit will feature classic movie posters, artifacts from throughout the theatre's history rarely available for the public to view and interactive activities that allow visitors to contribute to the exhibit.

The exhibition launches with an opening event on July 11 from 4-6pm, and will remain open until December 20. The exhibition, which is free to visit, will be open to view during Museum's Public Tour Hours - 1-6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.

Alongside the exhibition, a series of Tivoli themed programs will also give movie fans a chance to discover even more about the theatre's past. Ashlee Craig, Museum Supervisor, said "as part of the exhibition fans of the Tivoli will also have a chance to attend an exclusive Meet & Greet event with the Tivoli owners, or take a behind the scenes tour of the theatre. We'll also be holding two classic movie screenings at the museum - the original 1933 version of King Kong and the musical Top Hat."

Full information on the Movie Magic exhibition and programs is available at www.dgparks.org

EXHIBITION - IF YOU GO
What: A celebration of the Tivoli Theatre
When: July 11- December 20. 1-6pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 10am-4pm on Saturdays.
Where: Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Avenue, Downers Grove, IL
Cost: Free, donations appreciated
More info: Call the Museum at 630-963-1809 or go to www.dgparks.org

EXHIBITION PROGRAMS (registration available at dgparks.org or at the Lincoln Center)
Tivoli Meet & Greet with the Owners - August 8
Museum Film Series: Top Hat (1935) - September 5
Guided Tour of the Tivoli - September 13
Museum Film Series: King Kong (1933) - October 10
 

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