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Virtual Cinema

Virtual Cinema

While our historic theatre is temporaily closed, The Bobby Stone Film Series presented by West Village at the Tivoli Theatre continues to bring the very best in cinema magic to our friends and community.

This is a new way for audiences to watch new releases from the safety of their homes during this unprecedented time while also supporting the Tivoli Theatre Foundation. We now have streaming movies available for you to enjoy here first! 

The Tivoli Theatre is excited to be part of this unique initiative and will keep all our fans updated on the latest movie releases we will offer as part of this exciting new series. More to come soon!


What is a virtual cinema?

A virtual cinema is a new way for audiences to watch our latest releases from the safety of their homes during this unprecedented time while also supporting their local independent theater. 


Special Feature: The Quarry Virtual Q&A

The Tivoli Foundation is excited to welcome writer, actor, director, and producer Barlow Jacobs to the Bobby Stone Film Series for a virtual Q&A to discuss recent Lionsgate release, The Quarry. He sat down with director Scott Teems and co-writer Andrew Brotzman to give us insider details on how the film was made and what makes this project so special. View the conversation below and follow this link to check out the full length feature.




Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind

Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind is an exploration of the career, music, and influence of legendary Canadian musical icon Gordon Lightfoot. With unprecedented access to the artist, the documentary follows Lightfoot’s evolution from Christian choirboy to troubled troubadour to international star and beloved Canadian icon who has sold over 10 million albums and been nominated for 5 Grammy Awards.

Tickets: $9.99. This film is provided by our distributor friends at Greenwhich Entertainment.

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Guest of Honour

JIM (David Thewlis) and his daughter VERONICA (Laysla De Oliveira), a young high- school music teacher, attempt to unravel their complicated histories and intertwined secrets in Guest of Honour, a film that weaves through time exploring perception and penance, memory and forgiveness.

A hoax instigated by an aggressive school bus driver (Rossif Sutherland) goes very wrong. Accused of abusing her position of authority with 17-year-old CLIVE (Alexandre Bourgeois) and another student, VERONICA is imprisoned. Convinced that she deserves to be punished for crimes she committed at an earlier age, VERONICA rebuffs her father’s attempts to secure her early release. Confused and frustrated by VERONICA’s intransigence, JIM’s anguish begins to impinge on his job. As a food inspector, he wields great power over small, family-owned restaurants. It’s a power he doesn’t hesitate to use.

While preparing JIM’s funeral, VERONICA confides the secrets of her past to FATHER GREG (Luke Wilson) who may hold the final piece of this father-daughter puzzle.

Tickets: $12 – This film is provided by our distributor friends at Elovation Pictures. 

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Waiting for the Barbarians

The Magistrate of an isolated frontier settlement on the border of an unnamed empire looks forward to an easy retirement until the arrival of Colonel Joll, whose task it is to report on the activities of the ‘barbarians’ and on the security situation on the border. Joll conducts a series of ruthless interrogations, which leads the Magistrate to question his loyalty to the empire.

Tickets: $12 – This film is provided by our distributor friends at Samuel Goldwyn Films. 

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The Tobacconist

A tender, heart-breaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud during the Nazi occupation of Vienna. 

Seventeen-year-old Franz journeys to Vienna to apprentice at a tobacco shop. There he meets Sigmund Freud (Bruno Ganz), a regular customer, and over time the two very different men form a singular friendship. When Franz falls desperately in love with the music-hall dancer Anezka, he seeks advice from the renowned psychoanalyst, who admits that the female sex is as big a mystery to him as it is to Franz. As political and social conditions in Austria dramatically worsen with the Nazis' arrival in Vienna, Franz, Freud, and Anezka are swept into the maelstrom of events. Each has a big decision to make: to stay or to flee?

Tickets: $12 – This film is provided by our distributor friends at Menemsha Films. 

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dawn Porter (TRAPPED, GIDEON’S ARMY), chronicles the life and career of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia. Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles John Robert Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.

Tickets: $12 –  This film is provided by our distributor friends at Magnolia Pictures

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Mr. Topaze 

Unwilling to sacrifice his principles, Albert Topaze (Peter Sellers), a poor but proud French schoolmaster, loses his job after he refuses to alter the failing grades of one of students. Seizing the opportunity to exploit his well-known honesty, actress Suzy Courtois (Nadia Gray) convinces her lover, the corrupt city council member Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), to hire Topaze as a managing director for one of his shady businesses. But when Topaze learns he is being used, he cunningly turns the tables on Benac and makes off with all the money.

Seller’s first and only credited directorial feature, MR. TOPAZE displays the British comic genius at the peak of his powers alongside his future Pink Panther nemesis Herbert Lom and a stellar supporting cast that includes Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw and Michael Gough. Long considered a “lost” classic, MR. TOPAZE was digitally restored at the request of the British public from the last known surviving 35mm prints held in the BFI National Archive.

Tickets: $12 - This film is provided by our distributor friends at Film Movement. 

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The Surrogate 

Jess Harris (Jasmine Batchelor, “The Good Fight”), a 29 year old web designer for a nonprofit in Brooklyn, is ecstatic to be the surrogate and egg-donor for her best friend Josh (Chris Perfetti, “Looking”) and his husband Aaron (Sullivan Jones, Slave Play). Twelve weeks into the pregnancy, a prenatal test comes back with unexpected results that pose a moral dilemma. As they all consider the best course of action, the relationship between the three friends is put to the test. 

Tickets: $12 - when you use promo code Tivoli – This film is provided by our distributor friends at Visit Films.

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How do I watch the film?

All you have to do is click the Rent button, enter your email address and your credit card or PayPal information. That’s it! Once the film is rented, it will be available to view for 30 days and you’ll have 72 hours to finish once you’ve started watching. Every rental is $12.


Will my rental help the Tivoli Theater Foundation?

Yes! Our partners want to help local independent theaters as much as we can during this period. A portion of the following film rentals and/or purchases will benefit the Tivoli Theater Foundation. Thank you for your support!


How do I watch the film?

You can easily watch on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

If you have a Google Chromecast, make sure that it’s connected to the Wi-Fi network as the device you used to purchase the film. Then, click in the playback window and select your Google Chromecast. You can also watch on your TV by connecting your computer to the TV using an HDMI cable.

For instructions on how to watch Film Movement titles on your television, mobile device, etc click here for more information. 

To watch Magnolia titles on your television, mobile device, etc click here for more information. 

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