Sale of the Tivoli Theatre

Supporters of Cinema St. Louis have likely heard the news of the Tivoli Theatre's recent sale by Joe Edwards to One Family Church, which has held Sunday services in its main auditorium since 2011. The Tivoli has served as the St. Louis International Film Festival's unofficial HQ for more than two decades, and CSL hopes to extend its longtime relationship with the venue under its new owner.

One Family Church has clearly indicated that it intends to continue operating the theater as a movie house, with a reopening sometime in the fall, and CSL has already been in contact with the church to express its interest in using the venue for SLIFF and potentially other fests and events. CSL is optimistic that the Tivoli will again be part of SLIFF in 2021 and the future, and we'll provide updates once we've had formal discussions with One Family Church.