Tivoli Theater

2420 Indiana Avenue,
Kansas City, MO 64127

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Functions: Auto Repair Shop

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Tivoli Theatre, 1940

The Tivoli Theater was one of three threaters with the same name in Kansas City. This opened October 2, 1926 with Jean Hersholt in “The Old Soak” with 1,000 seats. This neighborhood theatre was located on Indiana Avenue at E. 25th Street in the Montgall Park neighborhood. The small entrance was of red brick with a multicolor shale overhang. The theatre closed in 1951 and was the home of Winson Sign Co. since shortly after the theatre closed. The front of the building has since been demolished. The lower walls of the auditorium are in use enclosing an auto repair shop.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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claydoh77 on November 22, 2004 at 7:22 am

A photo of the theatre in it’s current use as Wisong Signs can be seen at:


Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on December 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

It was a nice theater and beautiful when lit up at night. The front half of the theater was demolish and the back half became a plumbing supply store – that part of the building is still standing.

Mike Gallagher
Mike Gallagher on December 16, 2014 at 8:05 am

I am pretty sure that the Theater was converted to a roller rink but still retained the marquee and much of the movie theater decor – similar to what was horribly done to the beautiful Gladstone Theater.

rivest266 on April 26, 2018 at 4:02 pm

This opened on October 2nd, 1926. Some grand opening ads in the photo section.

SethG on March 30, 2020 at 5:43 pm

Should be listed as demolished.

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