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“Best theater in the western suburbs”

Tivoli Theatre Downers Grove
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chicago
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115 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Best theater in the western suburbs”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

We have been going to the tivoli theater for years, partly due to the value (second run movies at a low price, sometimes the movies are still playing at the first run theaters) and partly due to the atmosphere. This theater is an old time updated with current movie technology. The concessions include freshly popped corn and free refills on drinks and popcorn. Check out their website for special events. One extra special treat: an organist performing live music before the shows. And he doesn't just play typical organ music......think the Beatles and such! So much fun! Think about having dinner at the Lemon Tree on the other side of the tracks.

Visited July 2014
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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96 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Classic theater”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Classic old theater with curtains, an organist and discount prices. I don't mind that the films have been out for a month. I'd rather pay $4 rather than $9+ for a movie. Popcorn and snacks are good. They give you a mint at the end of the performance.

Visited March 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent theater”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a view into the past with a beautiful, award winning building that has been totally remodeled with clean, well maintained facilities from new seats to restrooms. They actually took some seats out to give viewers a more comfortable experience. All the technical stuff is also cutting edge with a great sound system.

Prices are reasonable with a loyalty program and free refills on popcorn an drinks.

There are many special events.

Visited May 2014
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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96 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best place in Chicago to see a movie”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This theater is a treasure. It's an old theater restored to it's former glory with a magnificent ceiling. It's a big theater with one of the best sound systems around, I love to see action films at the Tivoli. If you can get there when they have an organ player it can be a wonderful evening.

Visited June 2014
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Chicago
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200 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Movies the way they should be shown”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This is a beautiful venue we have visited multiple times. Staff is friendly, popcorn is cooked right there (not trucked in in industrial containers), the actual theater is clean with very comfortable seats, and the ticket prices are a great value. Staff is incredibly courteous and helpful.

Visited May 2014
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