Illinois Movie Theatre 2nd Theatre in U.S. History to Have Sound
A historic movie theatre in Illinois is known as being the second movie thread in the country to have had movies with sound, and it's still open today.
The Tivoli Theatre in Downers Grove, Illinois opened on Christmas Day 1928 and was the second there of its time to offer sounds with movies. Still open today, the theatre has been through a few remodeling projects which included adding another screen to its theater. The one really cool thing that this there offers is that before every movie guests can listen to a Wurlitzer organ on Friday evenings.
Fully restored historic movie theatre in Downtown Downers Grove. The Tivoli Theatre is now a two screen theatre with 7.1 surround sound and 4K digital projection. Enjoy organ music before Friday evening shows in the Big Screen auditorium and cocktails at the bar. Plus, take advantage of Classic Cinemas' signature free refills on all popcorn, fountain drinks, and ICEEs™.
For over 90 years the Tivoli Theatre has been a staple in the small town of Downers Grove bringing in tourists from all over to enjoy this tiny theatre.
So if you're a movie buff like me and like to experience the movie in a historic building then you might want to put the Tivoli Theatre on your bucket list. The atmosphere alone is worth the travel to the small town.
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