Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins

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Opening Night

Man attached to old steam locomotive
The General with Alloy Orchestra
Mon, Oct 21 | 7:30 pm

Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins kicks off with The General, often named among the ten best films of all time and Buster Keaton’s greatest work. This 1926 silent movie will be accompanied by an acclaimed score composed and performed by Alloy Orchestra.

Contribute $250 or more today and receive complimentary tickets to the show, a champagne reception immediately before, recognition at the event and signature lapel pins for 2 people.

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First Screening

Man with hand over woman's mouth

Individual Tickets
$30 per person | On sale Oct 14
Includes admission to the show


Details

Showtimes
Monday 11:15 am
Wednesday 1 pm
Friday 7 pm
Sunday 1 pm

Tickets
$10 Public
$7 Members
$7 Groups of 10+

Tickets are first-come, first-serve. Buy tickets online, by phone at 816-751-1278 or at the Box Office in Bloch Lobby.


Coming Soon

I Know Where I’m Going
Oct 23 | 1 pm
English, 1945, black and white, 91 minutes

A young English woman plans to marry a wealthy middle aged industrialist who resides in the Hebrides Islands, in Scotland. She travels from Manchester to the island of Mull where the weather and a handsome sea captain keep her from continuing to her destination. Will she follow the call of her heart, the sound of the wind surrounding her, and the lilting charm of the captain’s accent?

Woman with bees

Honeyland
Oct 25, 27, 28 & 30
Macedonia / Turkish with English Subtitles, 2019, 85 minutes

Hatidze lives with her ailing mother in the mountains of Macedonia, making a living cultivating honey using ancient beekeeping traditions. When an unruly family moves in next door, what at first seems like a balm for her solitude becomes a source of tension as they, too, want to practice beekeeping, while disregarding her advice.


Community Conversations

Tivoli Talk
Rozzelle Court Restaurant
15 minutes after 11:15 am and 1 pm shows

Connect with other movie lovers and continue the cinematic discussion. A community table will be set up for visitors who wish to partake in film conversation over a meal, drinks, or dessert. Special guests will join the group when possible to facilitate conversation.

Tapas and Tunes
Rozzelle Court Restaurant
Fridays | 5-9 pm

Take part in Tapas and Tunes on Fridays. Enjoy small plates for purchase and live music before the show. With every ticket, Rozzelle Court offers a 10% discount.


About Tivoli at the Nelson-Atkins

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.


Important Stuff

We will make every effort to stick to regular showtimes, however, the museum reserves the right to cancel or change showtimes that conflict with festivals, priority programming or pre-arranged event rentals. Please always check the website calendar for details.

There is no special pricing for children, students or seniors on Tivoli tickets. Discounted memberships for students and seniors are available onsite only.

Special events will be ticketed separately with additional cost.

Auditorium Rentals

Atkins Auditorium is available to rent for private events and film screenings. Contact Event Planning at events@nelson-atkins.org or view information.