Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Author Judy Blume will be in Downers Grove June 8 to celebrate the release of the movie released based on one of her books "Tiger Eyes." Learn more about the event, being held at the Tivoli Theatre.
For girls growing up during the 70s and 80s, Judy Blume was more than an author, through her coming of age books she tackled a variety of issues and offered her young readers an outlet and characters they could relate to almost as friends. Blume will be making an appearance at the Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove on June 8. Her appearance is tied with release of the first movie based on one of her books, Tiger Eyes. The appearance also coincides with the release of the tie-in edition of the book. It was first published more than 30 years ago in 1981, according to a news release from Anderson’s Bookshop. The special program will allow attendees to view a screening of the movie, which the author’s son Lawrence Blume directed. Following the…
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The Poi Dog Pondering concert, held April 5 at the Tivoli Theatre, raised funds to support educational grants in Downers Grove Grade School District 58.
The District 58 Education Foundation's April 5 Entertainment for Education fundraiser in partnership with WXRT, featuring an evening with Poi Dog Pondering at the Tivoli Theatre, raised more than $30,000 for the Foundation's programs in District 58. "It was truly a memorable evening, and we are so grateful to the community for their continued support of our organization,” said Education Foundation President Jay Stocki. Over the past decade, the Foundation has donated more than $400,000 in financial support, primarily in the form of annual classroom and building grants, to help District 58 offer expanded learning opportunities. This year alone, the Foundation funded more than $35,000 in grants for District 58 schools. The Foundation also …
Monday, March 18, 2013
The host of the MSNBC show will be in Downers Grove on April 13. Find out what else is happening in DuPage County business.
Friday, February 1, 2013
The '90s alternative rock band, best known for their hit "One Headlight," will perform at the Tivoli Theatre on Feb. 12 to raise money for Sharing Connections.
Alternative rock band the Wallflowers will play a charity concert later this month to benefit the Downers Grove-based non-profit Sharing Connections Furniture Bank. The Wallflowers, who rose to fame in the '90s with hits like "One Headlight" and "6th Avenue Heartache," will perform at the Tivoli Theatre in downtown Downers Grove on Feb. 12. General admission tickets are $45, and premium seats are $60. Sharing Connections, which provides furniture and household items to low-income families, will receive $1 for each ticket purchased. The event is open to adults 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. The Tivoli Theatre is located at 5021 Highland Ave…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Featured films include the classic "White Christmas" starring Bing Crosby, and "National Lampoon's: Christmas Vacation" starring Chevy Chase.
The Tivoli Theatre in downtown Downers Grove will host its annual holiday film festival Monday through Thursday, screening classics like White Christmas and National Lampoon's: Christmas Vacation. The Tivoli, 5021 Highland Ave., kicked off the festival Sunday with two showings of Holiday, featuring Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant. Festivities continue Monday with two showings of Susan Slept Here. The festival will close Thursday with Christmas Vacation. Tickets are available at the Tivoli Theatre box office. For more details on the film festival, visit www.classiccinemas.com. Monday, Dec. 10 | 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. | $5 Susan Slept Here (1954) Comedy about a struggling Hollywood screenwriter who receives an unexpected present on Christmas …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Looking for the spirit of Halloween.
I hate Halloween. The whole cartoonish celebration of the supernatural does nothing for me. Maybe it’s the late October spot on the calendar, from which you can see the long, cold plunge into winter. Maybe it’s the memory of gorging on marshmallow circus peanuts after trick-or-treating and getting sick as a goat—not sure. About the only thing I look forward to in October is Shipyard Pumpkin Ale (available on tap this month at Lemon Tree). Other than that, I’ll be happy when it’s over. I have friends who are obsessed with Halloween. They host haunted bacchanals where everyone dresses as something "naughty" (usually involves fishnet) or "dirty," then spend the night drinking warm beer out of red solo cups and wondering why they bothered. …
Friday, July 27, 2012
Midnight showing of 1985 classic will feature Delorean cars parked outside.
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Friday, July 27, 2012
From the Tivoli Theatre: Spend a night with Marty McFly and Doc as they embark on an exciting adventure at the Tivoli Theatre! On Friday, July 27th at midnight, a digitally remastered print of the 1985 summer blockbuster “Back to the Future,” starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, will be hitting the big screen using Tivoli Theatre’s newly enhanced 4k digital projection and sound system. Movie admission is only $5, and tickets can be purchased at the Tivoli box office, located at 5021 Highland Ave in downtown Downers Grove. Filmed in 1985, “Back to the Future” (PG) follows Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox), a typical American teenager of the eighties, who is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Screening will be followed by film discussion led by one of the film's actors.
Even after you've spent the day with dad on Sunday, show him how much you love him by taking him to see a special screening of the movie "Waterwalk" at the Tivoli Monday night. The movie was filmed across the Midwest and tells the story of a father and son who attempt a canoe trip retracing the 1,000 mile route Marquette and Joliet took. The film is based on a true story, and local actress Maggie Reberg, who is in the film, will introduce the film and take part in a question-and-answer discussion afterwards. The screening takes place Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. and admission is $5. Check out the trailer for the film here.
Friday, May 25, 2012
Admission for midnight screening is $5.
Friday, May 25, 2012
From the Tivoli: And now for something completely different… The historic Tivoli Theatre is excited to present the very first midnight screening of the fully remastered digital print of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” (PG), along with a never-before-seen feature of Terry Gilliam’s “Lost Animations” before the movie. This special presentation is slated for Friday, May 25th at midnight, located at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Ave. Movie admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the Tivoli box office. The film will be presented on the Tivoli Theatre’s newly enhanced 4k Digital Projection system. “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” is the classic 1975 British comedy starring the favorite comedy group Monty Python - Graham Chapman, …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Documentary of village from its founding to 1945 shown at Tivoli Theatre. Week of Downers Grove history kicks off.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Alex Keown
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
A new documentary created by the Downers Grove Historical Society will guide residents through the first century of the village’s history. On a bleak and stormy afternoon, the historical society unveiled its video, “Images of the Past: 1832-1945,” at the venerable Tivoli Theatre, an appropriate site given its own long history in the village. The 30-minute production, narrated by Montrew Dunham, a former president of the historical society, takes viewers through more than a century of history. Using still photographs, Dunham explains how the village began as a small settlement founded in an oak grove along an Indian trail stretching from Fort Dearborn to the Naperville Settlement. The community started with a handful of people and grew to a…