The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Tivoli Under the Stars

Tivoli Under the Stars is SOLD OUT through July 23. Thank you for the tremendous response. Our second batch of films will be announced in early summer, so stay tuned!

Join Tivoli Under the Stars every Friday night for an outdoor cinema! Meet up with your friends in a socially distanced setting for movies, food and drink.

Screenings will start 10-15 minutes after sunset.


Tickets and Schedule


Food & Drink

  • Food and drink are available for purchase from the Walking Snack Bar, and guests can order from their seat.
  • The Walking Snack Bar is open from 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
  • Outside food and drink are not permitted.
  • Concessions include alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks, candy, pop culture popcorn and graze boxes.
    • Order a graze box in advance here! Graze boxes are shareable charcuterie platters to-go, perfect to share among two friends!
  • Limited quantities of graze boxes will be available without pre-order while supplies last.

What to Expect

Arrivals

  • Tivoli Under the Stars is located on the grassy roof lawn between Lens 1 & Lens 2.
  • Screenings will start 10-15 minutes after sunset.
  • Doors to the cinema open one hour before the printed start time.
  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • With the purchase of your pod reservation, you will be emailed four tickets for the film. These tickets will be scanned to enter the cinema. While you do not need to use all four of your tickets, your group is only provided one pod and must sit together.
  • If you do not have your tickets when you arrive, you can visit the Info Desk in the Bloch Lobby to retrieve them.
  • No one will be allowed into the cinema without a ticket.

Inside the Cinema

  • While pod space is provided with purchase, seating must be carried in by guests.
  • Blankets, pillows and low chairs that rest on the ground are all encouraged.
  • A small tarp underneath your blanket is recommended.
  • Dress for all potential weather changes. Umbrellas are not permitted while the movie is playing.
  • Pods can accommodate a maximum of four people. If a group has a child under three, it is allowable in this instance only to have five people in a pod. Under no circumstances may six people or more be in a single pod.
  • For the safety of other guests, children must remain in their designated pods.
  • Accessible restrooms are available on-site in the Bloch Building.
  • Guests should stay seated during the film unless using the restroom or getting concessions.
  • Food and drink are available for purchase at the Walking Snack Bar. Outside food and drinks are not permitted.
  • Smoking or vaping inside the cinema is not permitted.
  • Masks must be worn in accordance with local ordinance.
  • Animals (other than service animals) are not permitted.

Location & Accessibility

Parking

  • Accessible parking is located in the museum parking garage.
  • After parking, enter the Bloch Building and take the elevator to the Plaza Level. Signage will lead you to the outdoor screening location.

Drop-Off Point

  • The cinema can be easily reached via the North Plaza Drive located on 45th street.
  • The North Plaza Drive is available as a pickup and drop-off point for all guests.

Bathrooms

  • Accessible bathrooms are available within the Bloch Building, and will be open throughout the screening.

Accessibility

  • Cars may pull into the North Plaza Drive to pick up and drop off individuals where the sidewalk has curb cuts.
  • Tivoli Under the Stars offers ADA preferred seating on paved surfaces inside the cinema.
    • To reserve ADA preferred seating in advance, email ask@nelson-atkins.org or call 816.751.1278 24 hours before a scheduled film.
  • Subtitles will be turned on for all film screenings.
  • Special accommodations can be made for low vision guests.
    • Please email ask@nelson-atkins.org or call 816.751.1278 24 hours before a scheduled film to make us aware of your needs and we will do our best to accommodate.
  • The Bloch Building cafe will remain open during screenings and anyone is welcomed there for a low sensory moment at any point during the film.

COVID-19 Safety Practices

Keeping You Safe

  • Pods are eight feet wide and spaced six feet apart.
  • Masks must be worn in accordance with local ordinance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available where tickets are scanned, at the concessions cart, or inside the museum.
  • Please be mindful of others and socially distance when walking outside of your pod.

Inclement Weather Policy

Weather Policies

  • Guest safety is our primary concern during inclement weather.
  • We will make every effort to show movies as scheduled ‘rain or shine’ and only adjust in severe weather circumstances.
  • We encourage all guests to dress for the weather – and potential weather changes.
  • Umbrellas are not permitted while the movie is playing.

Inclement Weather

  • When rain or severe weather is predicted in close proximity to the museum during movie hours (approximately 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.) with 60% certainty or greater, the show for that evening will be postponed to one of the designated make-up dates.
  • The call will be made by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the film. This information will be posted on the museum’s website and emailed to all ticket holders.
  • If the film is being shown outdoors when inclement weather arises, the Security team may delay or pause the show up to 45 minutes and then resume.
  • If a delay is expected to or actually exceeds 45 minutes, the show will be cancelled.
    • If less than one hour of the movie was shown, ticket holders will receive vouchers for a future show.
    • If an hour or more of the movie was shown, no vouchers will be offered.

Notifications

  • Ticket holders will be notified by email by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the film if the film is rescheduled.

Rescheduling

  • Make-up dates:
    • Friday, October 15 – The first postponed movie will be scheduled for this date
    • Friday, October 22 – The second postponed movie will be scheduled for this date
    • Friday, October 29 – The third postponed movie will be scheduled for this date