Built in 1928. Restored in 2013.

Providing affordable entertainment to Owen County and surrounding communities.
The tivoli in numbers

Facts you may want to know

The Tivoli Theatre is owned by Owen County Preservation, a non-profit 501(3)c organization.  Tickets and concessions sales are only 74% of our gross income.  The survival of the Tivoli depends on your attendance and your generous donations.

Daily cost of doing business for the Tivoli

2022 attendance. only 68% of that from 2018.
movies were released in 2019 by the six major studios compared in 109 in 1995.
The Tivoli History
Opened in 1928 by  E. M. Viquesney.  Ernest Moore Viquesney (August 5, 1876 – October 4, 1946) was an American sculptor best known for his popular World War I monument Spirit of the American Doughboy, which can be found throughout the US including the Owen County and Monroe County Courthouse lawns.

Shopworn Angel (1928)

This war/drama/romance was this first film showed at the Tivoli.  The film includes top cast members Nancy Carroll,  Gary Cooper, and Paul Lukas.  The Tivoli has the news article from the opening night on display in the foyer.


The 1920's building has seen its share of fires, roof leaks, and pigeons and was closed in 1990 after a fire.


In 2013 the building was fully renovated with a partnership between Owen County Preservations, Indiana Landmarks, and The Cook Group.  The beautifully restored building is welcoming guests once again and is a pillar in the community.