The Nelson-Atkins

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 the beloved theater.

View tickets for the full season below.

The Eight Mountains

Felix Van Groeningen & Vandermeersch
2022 | NR | 147 Minutes
Italian with English Subtitles
$13 Public | $10 Members
Friday, December 1 | 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 3 | 3 p.m.

Based on the best-selling novel by Paolo Cognetti, this epic journey follows 40 years of a friendship between two seemingly very different people – charting the events, time, and circumstances that often drive them apart. The Eight Mountains won the 2022 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize and made The Guardian’s 2023 Best Films list. 


Miracle on 34th Street

George Seaton
1947 | NR | 96 Minutes
Atkins Auditorium
$13 Public | $10 Members
Friday, December 15 | 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 17 | 2 p.m.

In this Christmas classic, an old man who calls himself Kris Kringle assumes the role of Santa Claus at the iconic Macy’s in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle begins to claim that he’s the real Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and authenticity.  



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.

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