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New Tivoli Theatre exhibit opening at Downers Grove Museum

Published: Monday, July 7, 2014 1:56 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Going to watch a movie at the Tivoli Theatre has been a popular night out in Downers Grove for over 80 years, and a new museum exhibit will chart how the experience has transformed from silent, black and white movies to today’s 3-D blockbusters.

"Movie Magic: Celebrating 86 Years of the Tivoli Theatre" will open at the Downers Grove Museum on Friday. The exhibit will feature classic movie posters, artifacts from throughout the theatre’s history, rarely available for the public to view, and interactive activities that allow visitors to contribute to the exhibit.

The exhibition launches with an opening event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, and will remain open until Dec. 20. The exhibition, which is free to visit, will be open to view during museum’s public tour hours, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Full information on the Movie Magic exhibition and programs is available at

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