The Tivoli

TivoliThe Tivoli was the first movie theater I ever went to. I have vague recollections of Star Wars, but certainly remember my mother taking me and Johnna Cook to The Empire Strikes Back. Unfortunately, the movie was interrupted by frequent trips to the bathroom because I lost a baby tooth during the showing. When The Fox and the Hound was released, Ryan, Jeffrey, and I were taken to the Tivoli to see it; I spent the entire movie sobbing, leading to my renunciation of movies with animal characters.

Once the big Carmike Five by the interstate opened in the early 1980s, the Tivoli struggled to find its place. Discount movies played there for a time, then it was unused for many years. In the early 2000s, the last time I was in the building, Laura and I went there for a Jack Ingram concert.

The Ardmore Main Street authority owns the building, and a 2009 article in the local paper reported that it’s renovating the building.

Ardmoreite article

One thought on “The Tivoli

  1. I haven't ever been in there, but I remember coming over here to see you one weekend and we went to the Carmike 5 to see some movie (I don't think any of us paid any attention to it – in fact I am pretty sure we all kept getting in trouble by the staff!) Then we walked across the very busy street to Mazzio's for some pizza. That place was crowded back then. What a fun weekend that was!

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