The Nelson-Atkins

Tivoli at the Museum

Discover exceptional storytelling, new releases, documentaries, restored classics, foreign and art films at Tivoli. Curated by Jerry Harrington, the Nelson-Atkins is honored to be the home of this beloved theater.


Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins Presents: Metropolis

A Celebration of Art Deco on Screen  

The 1927 German expressionist science-fiction drama depicts a futuristic city that is sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city’s mastermind falls in love with a working-class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences. 

Screen date: January 6 and 8
Location: Atkins Auditorium

1hr 54min
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Brigitte Helm, Gustav Frohlich, Fritz Rasp, Alfred Abel, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Heinrich George 


Concessions Available



Shortly after The Tivoli theater closed its doors in Westport, former theater owner Jerry Harrington approached the Nelson-Atkins with an innovative idea. With a little work, the museum’s beautiful and historic Atkins Auditorium could transform into an arthouse theater and become the new home for Tivoli Cinemas. Jerry himself would lend his film and audience expertise and curate a compelling programming plan.

Thanks to the visionary leadership of The Sunderland Foundation, Shirley and Barnett C. Helzberg, Jr., Neil D. Karbank, Estelle and Morton Sosland, G. Kenneth and Ann Baum, Evelyn Craft Belger and Dick Belger, Robert & Phyliss Bernstein Family Foundation, Donald J. Hall, Sara and Bill Morgan, and Mark and Lynne O’Connell Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins was created.


Tivoli Under the Stars

“It’s a wrap, folks” for the 2022 Tivoli Under the Stars Season. Tivoli has completed its outdoor movie viewings for the year.We are looking forward to upcoming Tivoli events inside of the museum, starting with the Halloween Special Event THE BIRDS in Rozzelle Court and Atkins Auditorium!