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Bobby Stone Film Series

Bobby Stone Film Series

The Tivoli Theater Foundation, with its history of film, announces The Bobby Stone Film Series at the Tivoli. Named in honor of Chattanooga native and Tivoli Theatre Foundation Director Emeritus Bobby Stone, this unique series will bring film back to the Tivoli with the spirit of Bobby’s expert eye and passion for film, featuring both first run and classic titles. Films will include arthouse and other distinctive programming reflective of Bobby’s love of cinema and his own skill in cinematography and capture of light. These showings would not be possible without recent generous contributions towards the installation of new equipment and a renovated projection room. 

Current screenings at The Bobby Stone Film Series at the Tivoli Theatre are as follows: 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation December 22 7PM (SOLD OUT)
E.T. January 5 3PM & 7PM
Bohemian Rhapsody January 6 2PM & 6PM
The Big Lebowski January 19 3PM & 7PM 
To Kill a Mockingbird January 20 2PM & 6PM
O Brother, Where Art Thou? February 2  3PM & 7PM
Despicable Me February 3  2PM & 6PM

Tickets to the above 2019 film screenings are on sale Friday, December 14 at 10am ET!

All tickets are General Admission. $12 Adults | $10 for Children (12 and under) | $10 for Seniors

Friends of the Tivoli can receive advance notice of screenings and complimentary or discounted tickets, click here to learn more. 

This film series launch follows the successful installation of a new state of the art digital sound and projection system valued at $350,000.  The new system includes a brand new 4k digital projector, immersive surround sound, and a 50-foot drop down screen, the largest of its kind in North America.  Made possible by a major gift from Bobby Stone’s family and friends, this new equipment brings film projection back to the ‘Jewel of the South,’ in a world-class way.  Keith Sanford, Board Chairman of the Tivoli Foundation, remarks, “the Tivoli Theater Foundation is proud of the recent turnaround it has seen since assuming control of the Theatre in 2015. The return of film programming into one of the country’s best venues will only build on that success.”

The Series will launch on December 22, 2018, with a free screening of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and complimentary popcorn and Coca-Cola Products. 



Free showing at the Tivoli! As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D'Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark's employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

(General admission seating is available on a first come, first serve basis and is limited.)



Steven Spielberg’s heartwarming masterpiece quickly became one of the most popular films of all time. Filled with unparalleled magic and imagination, E.T. has made audiences around the world laugh and cry. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial follows the moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old by named Elliott. While E.T. learns about life on Earth, Elliott learns that friends knows no earthly bound. Overflowing with memorable performances, a stirring musical score and scenes of wonderment, E.T. invites everyone to share the thrill of its magic touch.



Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Bohemian Rhapsody is a movie based on the true story of Queen's journey from the start of the band to their now-legendary 1985 performance at the Live Aid in Wembley Stadium.



This cult classic from 1998 stars Jeff Bridges as Jeff Lebowski, a burnout who insists on being called "the Dude.” As it happens Jeff has the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of money to dangerous people, resulting in “the Dude” having his rug soiled as he’s sent spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.



Ranked 34 on the American Film Institute's list of the 100 Greatest American Films, To Kill a Mockingbird is quite simply one of the finest family-oriented dramas ever made. A beautiful and deeply affecting adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, the film retains a timeless quality that transcends its historically dated subject matter (racism in the Depression-era South) and remains powerfully resonant in present-day America with its advocacy of tolerance, justice, integrity, and loving, responsible parenthood.  Atticus Finch, the small-town Alabama lawyer and widower father of two, Gregory Peck gives one of his finest performances with his impassioned defense of a black man wrongfully accused of the rape and assault of a young white woman. While his children, Scout and Jem, learn the realities of racial prejudice and irrational hatred, they also learn to overcome their fear of the unknown as personified by their mysterious, mostly unseen neighbor Boo Radley.



Ulysses Everett McGill (George Clooney) is having difficulty adjusting to his hard-labor sentence in Mississippi. He scams his way off the chain gang with simple Delmar (Tim Blake Nelson) and maladjusted Pete (John Turturro), then the trio sets out to pursue freedom and the promise of a fortune in buried treasure. With nothing to lose and still in shackles, their hasty run takes them on an incredible journey of awesome experiences and colorful characters.



A man who delights in all things wicked, supervillain Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to steal the moon. Surrounded by an army of little yellow minions and his impenetrable arsenal of weapons and war machines, Gru makes ready to vanquish all who stand in his way. But nothing in his calculations and groundwork has prepared him for his greatest challenge: three adorable orphan girls (Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Elsie Fisher) who want to make him their dad.

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